Image: Salin and her family sit outside their house in Cambodia. Credit: Tim Lam/Caritas Austalia

If you have water, you have everything

You're able to water the garden. Then you've got your vegetables and enough to eat. Then, people can earn an income to sell their crops and send their children to school. 

Instead of children missing out on school, they're getting educated. 

Meet Salin and her family. Access to safe water transformed their lives.

Before a water station was established in her community, Salin’s family struggled to regularly access clean drinking water, with the nearest water well over 1.5 kilometres from their village. The alternative was to buy water that was transported by a truck, but this was expensive and meant Salin had less funds to spend on other essentials. 

With your generous support, Salin and her family now have easy access to water to grow crops, wash hands and keep her daughter, Neth, healthy. 

A life-changing gift

Like many families in her village in Cambodia, Salin faced constant water shortages which made it difficult to provide safe drinking water for her family. As the principal of her village’s primary school, she would worry about how her students could access clean water.

Watch how her life changed through the support of Caritas Australia and our generous supporters when a water station was installed in her community.

To read the Salin’s full story, click here.

How your support helps change lives

Image: Salin is a principal at a local school in her community in Cambodia. Credit: Tim Lam/Caritas Austalia

With your generous support, Caritas Australia works with communities in need worldwide to drive their development and build better futures for themselves. As a member of Caritas Internationalis, one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world, with 162 member organisations in 200 countries around the globe, we can ensure that aid is given to vulnerable people in almost every country of the world.

We work alongside our partners to build on existing local strengths and resources so leaders like Salin can drive their development.

Salin devotes her time and skills to helping others and making sure her village can be prosperous for all people, particularly children.

Her dream is for all children in her village to be healthy and to attend school regularly. 

Read her full story

Students washing their hands at a school in rural Cambodia. Photo: Tim Lam/Caritas Australia

At least 1 in 3 schools around the world lack access to water and basic sanitation. Your support can change that.

Image: Salin and her family outside their home in Cambodia. Credit: Tim Lam/Caritas Austalia

Your compassion can help provide safe water and other life-changing services to 51 villages across Cambodia.

Vibol can water his garden with clean water thanks to your support. Photo: Tim Lam/Caritas Australia

Your gift can help deliver The Dignity Program* to 11 districts, 20 communes across four provinces in rural Cambodia.

Image: As a school principal, Salin is committed to teaching young children in her community. Credit: Tim Lam/Caritas Austalia

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* Upholding Community Dignity Together program. Along with your generous support, this program is also supported by the Australian Government, through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).