WHY IT MATTERS
In rural Cambodia, families become increasingly vulnerable to sex traffickers when they have loans to repay, and many families have loans they took to cover medical expenses. Access to safe drinking water is essential. Free to Shine's sponsored girls and their families are often surrounded by stagnant rainwaters in their rural environment and much of their drinking water comes from ponds and dirty wells. An earthen water filter is made locally so assists the local economy and ensures a family has safe drinking water.