Thank you for taking the time to visit this page. I’ve started this campaign to raise funds and install life saving Biosand water filters in rural villages on the outskirts of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Water is a fundamental human need affecting not just health but education and income for people living in poverty. When a child falls ill from dirty water, they are unable to go to school and when a woman spends hours each day just collecting water for her family's needs, she is kept away from an income generating job.
Water is abundant in Cambodia but it isn’t safe to drink. In fact, 20% of the deaths among Cambodian children under the age of 5 are caused by water-borne diseases. Children are especially vulnerable to water-borne diseases because their bodies are too weak to fight off diarrhoea, dysentery and other illnesses.
Water For Cambodia (a local NGO) help provide sustainable clean drinking water to rural Cambodian families with a BioSand filter which kills 99% of bacteria from contaminate water. It is simple, low-cost solution that cleans water using a biological process. Each Biosand filter can provide clean drinking water for a family of 5-8 for 15 years. For more information on the Biosand filters, please visit their website – https://www.waterforcambodia.org/biosand-filters.h...
My volunteering journey began through Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and the experience abroad has given me many takeaways at a personal level and it is something that opens up my mind as well as gives me a sense of satisfaction especially when I see the smiles on the individuals’ faces whom I am interacting with.
This coming June 2018, I’m organising a volunteer trip to Siem Reap with my family and a group of friends. This trip is very special to me as it’s the first time my family and friends will be joining me for this rewarding experience as we help to build and install the Biosand filters in the rural villages. As our trip is 100% self-funded, I’m raising funds for the cost of Biosand filters, installation and on ground transportation. Total cost of each filter – USD70 (Inclusive of admin, processing fee for this fundraising, installation and transportation). I appreciate any amount of contribution you’re comfortable with as every dollar counts and will definitely help me in getting closer to my target for 20 biosand filters for this trip.
If you prefer to transfer to me directly in order to save the admin/processing fee, please drop me a message to get more details. 100% of your contributions would then proceed straight to this campaign and the amount raised offline will also be recorded!
To help raise as much money, I undertake the challenge to run 5km for every USD70 raised (cost of each Biosand filter) in the hope that you are further motivated to fund this campaign. Please follow my journey [https://www.instagram.com/azlina_ahmad_sg/] & [https://www.facebook.com/azlina.ahmad.18] to find out on the progress as it will be updated. My page allows you to follow the progress, share it with friends, voice encouragement or even join us and get involved yourself!
Thank you very much for reading this far and I appreciate your support in helping me raise funds for this great cause.