Just a Drop

Just a Drop

Delivering high impact interventions in water supply, sanitation and hygiene, with strong involvement of community leadership

Objective

After decades of civil war, North-Western Cambodia still belongs to the least developed areas of the country. The population consists mainly of returned refugees and migrants from other regions of the country, often trying to secure their livelihoods under the simplest conditions and with minimal resources and many live below the national poverty line. Sanitation, access to clean water and health and hygiene issues remain as major development challenges.

Impact

Funding from TreadRight Foundation allowed Just a Drop to deliver high impact interventions in water supply, sanitation and hygiene, with strong involvement of community leadership in a number of villages in Cambodia.

The project has transformed the lives of thousands of people by improving general health as water-related illness decreases; improving quality of life through sanitation and hygiene; making it so that children are better able to secure an education, as they are not ill, nor needing to collect water; making it so that women are better able to earn income, as they have no need to fetch water, thereby improving gender and social inequality; making more money available to communities as they will spend less on medicine; and creating a situation in which more people are likely to stay in the villages, as economic conditions improve.