World Water Day, on 22 March, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources.
In Myanmar, it is also estimated that 12.2% of the population does not use water treatment, and unsafe drinking-water coverage is 33.1% and availability of water is a major constraint to rural livelihoods, according to multiple indicator cluster survey 2009-2010.
In order to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of vulnerable people in Myanmar, KT Care has been supporting the safe water supply in rural areas. In May, 2008, KT Care excavated two lakes for the community water source along with the reconstruction of the damaged monastery, primary school and bridge in Thet Kel Thaung village tract in the southern most part of Delta which was affected by Cyclone Nargis .
Access to safe water is one component of the infrastructure projects as a part of KT Care’s mission, to restore dignity and improve the socioeconomic well-being of vulnerable people in Myanmar.