Want to save a life while you’re here? Come with us and you probably will.
We need your help. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation causes 80% of all sickness and disease, and kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Many people in the developing world, usually women and children, work hours every day to fetch water that is likely to make them sick. Those hours are crucial, preventing many from working or attending school. Children are especially vulnerable to the consequences of unsafe water. Of the thousands of deaths that occur each week from unsafe water, 90% are children under the age of 5. Traditionally Khmer boil their water to make it safe to drink. This practice is time and labor intensive and speeds deforestation. Khmer also buy charcoal to boil their water if wood sources are not available. Sadly 2 Kg of charcoal cost the same as 1 Kg of rice.
The filter you can provide will end the need to boil drinking water by eliminating 98% of diseases found in surface water. It also provides extra time and money for school and family and happiness.
Universal access to sustainable clean water and sanitation is RE-I’s focus – please join us.
Go with Resource Equality – International to a village and personally give a life-saving water filter to a family. You will also be invited to help us train the family how to use the filter, teach them about clean water conservation and present fun, interactive DVDs about clean water, sanitation and hygiene.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Each filter is $10. It’s OK if two volunteers share the cost of 1 filter. Transportation/snacks cost is $9. for each volunteer – minimum 2 volunteers please. (Total cost for 2 volunteers = just $28.)
Q. How do we get there and when do we go?
A. We will pick you up at your hotel at 8:30 AM and return you in the later afternoon. Please call us for daily schedule.
Q. What do we need to bring?
A. Nothing really, we will have bottled water and fruit for snacks. Remember your camera!
Q. How do we contact RE-I?
A. Talk to Peter 08 533 4524 or Chhaorly 09 094 0885 or Setho 01 297 9079 ………
or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org