In Cambodia over 6 million people do not have access to clean drinking water. This means many have to drink dirty water from wells and ponds which can lead to illnesses such as Typhoid and diarrhoea.
In Prei Preal Khor village Oxfam has set up an innovative water station to provide the community with safe drinking water. Using solar powered pumps the station draws water from nearby wells and pushes it through several sand filters before being bottled up for sale.
Before the water station was built Dith Mon, who takes care of her grandchildren, did not have access to clean water and she and her family suffered repeatedly from Typhoid. However, now that Dith Moth has been buying water from this station she says, “The children are rarely sick at the moment though because they are now drinking the clean water.”