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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodia clean water project 

More than half of the total deaths in Cambodia are due to water-borne illnesses, many in the country’s rural communities where locals can only access contaminated sources.

Ten years ago, Abercrombie and Kent Philanthropy (AKP) started tackling the issue by building water wells for families in the rural villages of Siem Reap. Working with trusted local partners, we continue to install bio-sand filter wells as well as carrying out yearly spot checks to perform maintenance and ensure sustainability.

By the latest count, our teams have built more than 1,200 wells, providing clean water to over 28,000 people and offering fresh new starts for Cambodian families.

And it’s not just village communities that benefit from the wells. Livestock and farms flourish due to functioning, well-supplied irrigation systems.

Want to get involved? If you’re on your way to Cambodia, request a visit to Siem Reap’s outer villages to experience our project first-hand and meet our local operatives. Learn how to install a bio-sand filtered well and witness their impact on both health and the environment.

Share to support the Cambodia clean water project

This week, you can help us build more wells in Cambodia. For every share, like or comment our #ShareforCleanWater posts receive on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages from 30 September 2019 – 6 October 2019, Abercrombie & Kent UK will donate USD$1 to the Cambodia Clean Water Project.

Waterborne diseases are one of the leading causes of illness and death in rural Cambodia. Thankfully, there’s a simple solution: new wells equipped with biosand filters that remove bacteria and other contaminants, bringing the promise of clean water to remote villages. Through Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP), we’ve been building wells for families in Siem Reap for over a decade — 1,300 wells so far — but many are still in need. Every well can provide up to 15 people with enough clean water each day for drinking, cooking, washing and caring for vegetable gardens. AKP collaborates with a local partner organisation that works closely with village elders to identify the communities and individuals most in need.

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Cambodia Clean Water Project

Terms and conditions:


Abercrombie & Kent UK will donate USD$1 to the Cambodia Clean Water Project through Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP), from 30 September 2019 – 6 October 2019 for each of the following actions on social media:

  • Facebook: Every share of a #ShareForCleanWater post and each like or comment on Abercrombie & Kent’s posts featuring #ShareForCleanWater
  • Instagram: Every like or comment on a #ShareForCleanWater post
  • Twitter: Every RT or like of a #ShareForCleanWater post

Donations from Abercrombie & Kent UK will be capped at USD$5,000 total. Donations will be made through Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP).

100 per cent of the donation will go directly to support the Cambodia Clean Water Project to fund the building of up to 10 clean-water wells. All Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy General & Administrative expenses are borne by the Abercrombie & Kent Group of Companies. Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy is established in the United States as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organisation as well as a registered non-profit in the United Kingdom & Australia.

How to donate a well

A gift of USD$500 builds a well with a biosand water filter for a family in the rural area around Siem Reap. You will receive a certificate, which includes a photo and information on the family, and GPS coordinates for the well. In addition, your name will be featured at the well site.

Through Abercrombie & Kent’s established 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP), 100 per cent of every donation will go directly to the project. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed under law. AKP will provide a receipt for your contribution. For more information, or to make a donation via our secure website, visit

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