Beneficiaries: Around 670 people
Area: Villages in the area of Siem Reap
In Cambodia only 30% of the population in rural areas has access to toilets and sanitary facilities (World Factbook 2015). The unsanitary environment puts villagers at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases such as diarrhea, hepatitis A and typhoid fever. For instance, one in 10 children die under the age of five mainly from preventable and treatable diseases (UNICEF 2012). When adults get sick they cannot go to work, causing additional financial hardship. When children frequently are too sick to go to school they may not be able to finish their education.
To address this problem, Philanthropy Connections has funded the construction of 134 toilets, thereby improving the living conditions of around 670 people.