Our impact in Cambodia
Cambodia is an ideal environment for our financial solution. A well-developed microfinance sector in a country with high water and sanitation needs represents an excellent opportunity for expanding access to affordable financing for water supply and sanitation improvements.
Water.org laid the groundwork in Cambodia in 2014 and launched the first WaterCredit program in 2015. The program had an ambitious goal of reaching more than 300,000 people in three years and we achieved that goal in less than two years. This demonstrates our smart solutions are a great fit in the Cambodian market and shows the strong commitment of our partner institutions.
Water.org is currently partnering with ten microfinance institutions, as well as exploring new partnerships with additional local institutions. We are exploring opportunities to expand WaterCredit through a diverse set of partners, including providing hygiene and financial literacy education to build consumer demand for water and sanitation loan products.
We are also working with local water utilities by providing technical assistance to strengthen their operational performance. This enables utilities to secure loans to improve their services as well as offer affordable financing to their clients to expand piped connections at the household level.
Stories of Impact
Giving babies a healthy start with water
For Sophon, there was nothing beautiful about the water-related burdens she endured much of her life in rural Cambodia. She wanted to end those burdens for her son.Read more
Stories of Impact
Hang and Phat have much to celebrate
Hang and Phat live in a rural Cambodian village. Their son recently announced his engagement to be married. It is traditional to host the celebration at the groom’s family home but Hang and Phat did not have a toilet. Read about how Water.org's work in Cambodia changed their story.Read more
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