Women-Led Output-Based Aid Cambodia

Women-Led Output-Based Aid Cambodia

About this project

Women-Led Output-Based Aid(WOBA) Cambodia is a program designed and implemented by Thrive Networks/East Meets West Foundation Cambodia to address challenges and inequities in Cambodia’s rural water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.


WOBA Cambodia is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Water for Women Fund over 4.5 years (June 2018 to December 2022) with a total budget of 3.2 million Australian dollars.


WOBA Cambodia is implemented in the rural areas of nine provinces which have different geographical and socio-economic conditions. These provinces are Prey Veng, Kampot, Kracheh, Pursat, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, and TboungKhmum.

WOBA Cambodia has two objectives:

  • To increase access to WASH services, especially among poor and vulnerable communities in rural Cambodia through a subsidy payment scheme.
  • To improve gender empowerment and inclusion of women in WASH service delivery

By the end of 2022, WOBA aims to achieve:

  • To improve gender empowerment and inclusion of women in WASH service delivery
  • 34,000 households built hygienic latrinesthrough private sector sanitation providers




Poverty and the systemic issue of WASH inequality

By Lien Pham   Mr Haem Rum lives in Prey Mnas village, Prey Chhor Commune, Kampong Trabeak district, Prey Veng Province. He is an elderly, poor man with hearing loss. He was born and have lived in this village all his life. He now lives on his own.   Through WOBA, and with the financial […]

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