In Cambodia, more than 6 million people lack access to safe drinking water because water infrastructures are either unavailable or not reliable enough to supply local households. Considering that 77% of Cambodians live in rural areas, water kiosks are an important decentralized solution.
Anakot Thmei constructs and operates community-based water kiosks, which are small-scale water purification and distribution units. The project aims to cover all regions through the construction of 300 water kiosks, mainly in rural areas. Purified water is conditioned in 20L jugs representing 2-3 days of consumption for a household and then distributed to around 750,000 beneficiaries at an affordable price.
Each water kiosk is operated by local micro-entrepreneurs through a franchise system and supported by 1001fontaines/Teuk Saat.