The Water & Sanitation Crisis in Cambodia
25% of the total population in Cambodia lack access to safe water, and 58% lack access to improved sanitation. With approximately 80% of Cambodians living in rural areas, water operators in Cambodia are struggling to secure the resources needed to expand coverage to those in need.
Research conducted by Water.org suggests that limited access to affordable financing for water and sanitation remains a barrier for families in need to secure water connections and toilets for their homes. With a healthy, growing microfinance sector and high water and sanitation needs, Cambodia represents an excellent platform for expanding WaterCredit.