Abdul Chaker has his birthday coming up. He has opted that he would like to receive no presents at his birthday party rather he would like if any contribution can be made to help build a water well in Cambodia.
People who live in rural villages don't always have access to water. In underdeveloped countries, the lack of access to water negatively impacts many facets of daily life. Families spend most of their day collecting dirty water for drinking, washing, and bathing. As a result, infants and children get sick from waterborne diseases and other more severe medical conditions over a prolonged period of time.
Apart from health reasons, water is also needed in agriculture - the main source of income for rural villagers. Without water, crops will not grow and farmers will perpetually be stuck in a vicious cycle of poverty.