Across the Globe Children's Foundation projects funded under our Clean Water initiative include those that implement clean water sanitation systems and provide water filtration to poor, underdeveloped, and remote areas. Below is just one example of a project we have solely funded.
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In 2010, Cambodia had one of the highest childhood mortality rates in Southeast Asia, with 43 infant deaths and 51 deaths of children under five years-old per 1,000. Lack of access to clean, safe water is among the primary causes, as it creates illness and malnutrition in the young.
Most ponds or open wells in Cambodia are contaminated with industrial runoff, human waste, or contaminants like arsenic and E. coli bacteria. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight such diseases.
Through our project funding with charity:water, ATGCF provided BioSand filters to make clean drinking water a reality in rural Cambodian villages, where access to water systems is difficult to construct due to rugged terrain. BioSand filters use stone, sand, and a biological layer to remove 99% of harmful bacteria in water. This initiative provides hundreds of people with clean and safe drinking water, shielding them from waterborne diseases.