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Sanitation Facilities

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Many rural Cambodian families do not have access to toilets and clean water causing serious health issues and in some cases death. Water and sanitation which is the major causes of high diarrhoea incidence in Cambodia.

There are over 11.5 million Cambodians with 84% living in rural areas according to WHO/UNICEF statistics in 2011. And only 16% of them have access to adequate sanitation. Many rural house holds lack basic sanitation facilities and awareness of good hygiene practices is limited.

Poor sanitation and hygiene which is the problem behind the high death rate in Cambodia, causing illnesses like diarrhoea and dehydration. There is often no toilet or any soap for hand washing at home or in school. Mainly children are more likely than to touch unclean surfaces and particularly vulnerable to unhealthy environments.


Lack of sanitation also leads to stunted growth through multiple bouts of diarrhoea caused by drinking dirty water, often contaminated from open defecation. Stunted growth also restricts cognitive, emotional and social development.

When finances permit, CBAVC tries to construct toilets for rural schools and families we build water wells for. This facility increases sanitation, reduces health risks and increases dignity.

Our team must first check there is available land to install a toilet and that is safe. If there is no available land on a site we talk to neighbors to see if a toilet can be put on adjacent land shared by several families. CBAVC have built over 7 toilets in rural areas of Cambodia.

How much does it cost? 

 1. A toilet with one room for family is $750 USD


 2. A toilet with two rooms for local school is $1,500 USD


3. A toilet with three rooms for community is $2,250 USD


How long does it take to build a toilet?

1.  It usually takes us 7 days to build a toilet.

2.  Approximately 4- 6 people to build each toilet.

Health and hygiene education

CBAVC also provide communities with basic education on health and hygiene related issues. Our Khmer team is providing a training program of health and hygiene and is encouraged to relate the importance of good hygiene practices to community members and the members of a household in order to install a pump or an ablution block.

The health and hygiene education program provide opinion from teachers, religious leaders or community leaders with advanced training in health and hygiene so that they can promote and sustain our work after we have finished a project in their community. 

Most of us take good sanitation for granted but for many rural Cambodians it is a luxury they cannot afford. Please contact us to help improve lives and the living standards of rural Cambodians.


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Location: Bak Angrut Village, Kauk Thlork Kraom Commune, Chikreng District, Siem Reap Province
Tel: +855 (0)92 373 730 / +855 (0)98 526 837
 E-mail: sanvan@cbavc.org / info@cbavc.org Website: www.cbavc.org 

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