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Water for Cambodia

  • Bristol, RI
  • www.waterforcambodia.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide clean water, hygiene and literacy education to rural Cambodian families, improving their health and helping to break the cycle of poverty.

Main Programs

  1. Biosand Filter building and installation
  2. Literacy and Libraries
  3. Water Testing Laboratory

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Service Areas

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International

Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

ruling year

1999

International Project Manager

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Robert Aldrich

Director of Operations since 2015

Self-reported

Luigi Giani

Keywords

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"water for cambodia", clean water, Cambodia, biosand filter

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Also Known As

Middletown Rotary Charitable Trust

EIN

31-1630212

 Number

5627386961

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Economic Development (Q32)

Rural (S32)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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By the end of 2015 we will have installed over 17,000 biosand filters in Cambodia bringing clean water to more than 100,000 people. In addition over 2500 students have graduated from our literacy classes and 9 libraries have been started in villages around Siem Reap Cambodia. Our water testing laboratory continues to monitor filter performance and offer commercial water testing services in Siem Reap.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Biosand Filter building and installation

Over 6000 biosand filters have been built and installed in the Siem Reap Province of Cambodia.  Our goal is to continue at a rate of 2000 filters a year.

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 2

Literacy and Libraries

Basic literacy classes are offered to the young village women providing
them with basic reading, writing and math skills.  As the primary
caregivers they also receive instruction in sanitation, hygiene and
proper use and maintenace of water filters.  The program has had over
1400 graduates.  In a response to a request by these graduates for
reading material 3 village libraries have been created with plans for 3
more underway.

Category

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Budget

$20,000.00

Program 3

Water Testing Laboratory

Our water testing laboratory monitors filter performance running about 200 water samples a month testing for E. coli, turbidity, conductivity, pH, salinity, nitrates, dissolved solids among other things.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$30,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goal is to continue building about 2000 water filters each year along with 10 month literacy classes.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We continue to reach out to local rotary clubs, run fundraisers, write grants, develop cooperate sponsorships and form strategic partnerships for funding. The month of June 2013 was spent going back to 400 of our original filter installations to evaluate how they were functioning. Over 85% were still in use 6 years later. October 2013 another 400 will be evaluated. This will help us going forward to develop strategies to become even more effective.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Our dedicated in-country team including volunteers works tirelessly to not only build and install filters but to monitor their performance.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Through our monitor and evaluation program we are assessing the impact of these filters on family life.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    By the end of 2015 over 17000 biosand filters will have been installed, 2500 literacy students graduated and 8 libraries installed.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

The entire project budget per year which includes building and installing 2000 biosand water filters, educating 400 literacy students, maintaining and adding 5 libraries and running the water testing laboratory require approximate funding of $150,000.

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Operations

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Water for Cambodia

Leadership

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International Project Manager

Robert Aldrich

Director of Operations

Luigi Giani

BIO

More than 30 years in industry as an engineer, program manager, function manager of Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Operations and Labor as well as Product Manufacturing and Operation Director for a business segment of a Fortune 100 US company.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Chris Van Hemelrijck

RC Wakefield, RI

Term: July 2009 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?