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.
How lack of clean water traps families in poverty
2.2 billion people do not have access to safely managed drinking water, forcing them to experience a life of poverty. Addressing water scarcity is key to helping families stay healthy.
Health and well-being are only possible with safe water and maintaining hygiene and sanitation practices.
The important thing to remember is that poverty is not a choice. With your support, we can help communities like Salin’s to create lasting change.
How your support helps change lives
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.
At least 1 in 3 schools around the world lack access to water and basic sanitation. Your support can change that.
Your compassion can help provide safe water and other life-changing services to 51 villages across Cambodia.
Your gift can help deliver The Dignity Program* to 11 districts, 20 communes across four provinces in rural Cambodia.
Help changemakers like Salin thrive
* 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).