In remote areas, where safe drinking water is difficult to access, these water filters help prevent life-threatening waterborne illnesses. Before she received a filter, Sreymom and her family would drink straight from the open well, picking up nasty bugs in the process. “We rarely get sick like before”.
How this gift helps
In Chhloung district, Cambodia, 60% of households use unsafe water sources (unboiled, creek or open-well water) and only 30% of the population has access to wells. This causes problems such as diarrhoea, fever and general poor health. Thanks to Gifts for Good donors, six-year-old Chenda and her family now have a water filter and as a result, her health has improved. “Before having the water filter, I used to drink water from the creek and regularly got diarrhoea and a fever. Now, I drink clean water from the water filter and my health is better,” Chenda happily told ChildFund staff.
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