The Royal Government of Cambodia has announced to eradicate the open and free defecation by 2025 for its population in the country. In Cambodia, there still have 60% (or 1,897,936 households) of the total populations in the rural area that have not access to the toilet (http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/latrine-numbers). And they have been facing seriously to the unpredictable risks due to the open defecation, at night and in the forest, and live uncomfortably among the family members.
By 2014, there have 6.3 million Cambodian people living without safe drinking water. Some 3.9 million of those without access to safe drinking water in Cambodia are poor and live in rural areas. Without safe water and adequate sanitation and hygiene, children (41 per cent of the population) are especially vulnerable to water-borne diseases (http://www.unicef.org/cambodia/12681_22270.html).
Rural Lives Development Organization (RLDO) is set up to contribute to the Royal Government of Cambodia to improve the rural health and sanitation with the specific vision of “The Cambodian country where each and every household lives in a clean and pure environment, and have access to improved sanitation, healthy food and water”.
To achieve its vision, RLDO has the specific mission as below:
- Promote and work with relevant partners/stakeholders to encourage rural people to use latrine, clean energy and water.
- Develop and utilize appropriate, existing, and affordable technologies for rural households.
- Providing service and technique, and encourage rural community people to make something done and measurable.
By the end of 2018, RLDO aims to build 10,000 modern toilets for the community living in Kampong Speu, Takeo, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Cham, and Kampong Thom province. In order to achieve its 3 years- goal, RLDO would like to invite and welcome to any partners, charity, donors to support us so that we can continue our operation to free rural people from health and sanitation risks in Cambodia.