Making safe, clean water widely available is one of the world’s largest sustainable development challenges and Coats has been helping to help tackle water scarcity in Cambodia.
Most of the people in Beng Village, Cambodia, are farmers and earn their living by growing crops and raising livestock. In the past, limited access to clean water forced the nearly 1,000 community members to use water from contaminated wells for drinking, cooking, and bathing.
Coats Phong Phu, the Vietnam business of Coats Group plc, saw an opportunity to improve the situation and sponsored Project 24, a project run by Planet Water on World Water Day. One of the 24 water filtration towers erected during the 24 hour project was at Pong Ro Primary School in Beng Village, which will benefit 367 students and 145 households. On top of the obvious humanitarian benefits, the new fresh water supply will also increase the potential for the social and economic development of the local community.
We are delighted to have supported this worthwhile initiative. For more details, please visit the Project 24 website: http://project24live.org/sponsor/coats
The water filtration tower became operational in just one day
Local children have gained access to clean water for the first time