Water for Kids

Samaritan’s Purse is sending teams of modern-day Good Samaritans to help construct and install Samaritan Filters for rural schools across Northern Cambodia.

Water For Kids2 ResizedPolluted water and poor sanitation: not only are they major causes of the developing world’s massive health problems, but they are killing someone—usually a child—about every 20 seconds. You can help us answer their cries for help. Samaritan’s Purse invites you to join us on a short-term team to Cambodia to help bring clean water to school children.  

In some students’ cases, these filters will provide the only safe water available to them all day. Teams will also have the opportunity to help with after-school programs and to visit other projects of Samaritan’s Purse, particularly those related to safe migration and human trafficking awareness.

Read about how Samaritan's Purse's “Water for Kids” trips to Cambodia are helping to build water filters for schools.


OPEN Trips for Individuals

These teams are open to participants from across Canada to apply as individuals who are not already part of larger group. 

August 12 - 23, 2017

November 18 - 29, 2017

Interested in taking your church group or school team on a trip?
Please email teams@samaritan.ca to start the process!


Trip Details

Location: Banteay Meanchey Province, Cambodia

Trip Length: Two weeks 

Flights: Your team will travel together from Vancouver or Toronto to Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is the responsibility of each individual to pay for his or her own transportation to the designated departure city. Samaritan’s Purse can arrange your flights. 

Donation Amount: $4,300 - $4,600 (dependent on airfare and exchange rates and to be confirmed upon acceptance)

The above donation amount is tax-deductible and covers all team costs such as airfare, accommodations and meals, as well as a $1,000 contribution to help cover the materials necessary to build and install the $10,000 Samaritan Filter.

Volunteers Needed: 10-15 per team

Schedule Overview: The team will spend the majority of the trip in Banteay Meanchey province, working on the Samaritan Filter project and related activities. Additionally, time will be spent in Siem Reap, Battambang, and Poipet, where they will learn about human trafficking, illegal migration, and other social issues that Samaritan’s Purse and its partners are working to overcome in the region. They will also see the temples of Angkor Wat and learn about Cambodia’s history.

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Water For Kids 4 ResizedDay 1: Leave Canada
Day 2: Arrive in Siem Reap        
Day 3: Team orientation/Travel to Banteay Meanchey
Day 4: Project and ministry work
Day 5: Project and ministry work
Day 6: Project and ministry work
Day 7: Project and ministry work
Day 8: Project and ministry work
Day 9: Battambang
Day 10: Poipet
Day 11: Project and ministry work/Siem Reap
Day 12: Angkor Wat/Leave for Canada

Accommodations: Accommodations will be clean, safe, and basic. In Siem Reap, your team will stay at a guesthouse or hotel. When working in rural communities on water filter construction and other ministry opportunities, the team will set up a base camp for which team members will need to bring a lightweight sleeping bag, self-inflating mattress, compact pillow, and Samaritan's Purse will provide mosquito tents.

Next Steps: If you are interested in joining us on a Cambodia Water Projects Team, please fill out the corresponding online application.  Upon acceptance, you will be asked to submit a $500 initial donation. If you know of others who might be interested in this opportunity please forward this information on to them. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

Have questions or need more information?

Phone: 403-250-6565 or 1-800-663-6500
Email:  teams@samaritan.ca


Read impact stories about Samaritan Filters for Schools in Cambodia

Download Water for Kids brochure

Ways you can help


Please pray for Samaritan's Purse Teams as they prepare to serve the people of Cambodia. Pray that God will provide the necessary funds and resources and that they will be granted safety and health as they travel.


Your gift can help bring clean water to schools where students are in great need of safe water for drinking and washing. Please give generously today. Donate Here