Student Village Officers from Guizhou complete course on water and sanitation project management

In mid-March, more than 20 young Student Village Officers (SVOs) selected from 3 counties in Guizhou Province, China, participated in Lien AID’s training which prepares them for the role of water and sanitation project management to tackle these issues in their rural villages. Led by Lien AID Programme staff, China Association of Poverty Alleviation and […]

Pilot CWEs launched in one of the poorest communes in rural Vietnam, bringing affordable clean drinking water to 8 villages

In late March, Lien AID was in the Tra Vinh Province of Vietnam to hand over two Community-based Water Social Enterprises (CWEs) to the Da Loc Commune, following the completion of a successful pilot that will benefit more than 15,000 people across 8 villages. The CWEs consist of bottled water treatment plants that treat contaminated […]

Opinion : Good Corporate Citizenship

How can enterprises better match their corporate giving to social needs? Why is doing good ultimately good for business, and what CSR challenges do you face?  Published in the Business Times on March 24th, Lien AID CEO Koh Lian Hock shared his opinion on good corporate citizenship. “From an NGO perspective, there are tangible and […]

Lien AID and BBR Holdings hand over three Cambodian CWEs to their communities

  In mid-March, Lien AID and a local public-listed engineering and construction firm BBR Holdings (Singapore) Limited, officially handed over three Community Water Enterprises (CWEs) and water treatment systems to the communes of Koah Dach, Peam Raing, and Kport Ateav in the Kandal province, Cambodia. Identified by the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) as one […]

Lien AID celebrates World Water Day 2014

  This month, Lien AID celebrated World Water Day on a few occasions in Singapore and Cambodia. Ahead of its official international date of March 22, we participated in a Singapore-wide World Water Day celebration organized by PUB on March 15, marking our second year of involvement. Through the use of an interactive touchscreen display at our booth […]

Lien AID signs MOAs with five Cambodia commune councils to start work on Community Water Enterprises

Lien AID has signed Memorandum of Agreements (MOAs) with five Cambodian commune councils from Preak Reusey, Peam Cheleang, Prasat, Boeng Pruol, and Kaoh Samrong (Kampong Cham Province, Kandal Province) to start development of Community Water Enterprises (CWEs) in these communes. These projects are located along the Mekong River and are scheduled for completion in the […]

Opinion : Finding right local champions key to maximum impact

Currently, there are still poverty-stricken communities in China that are in dire need of resources, many of whom live in mountainous and isolated communities. Each year, we receive numerous genuine appeals for help from local communities which we put through a stringent process when identifying poor rural communities in need of water and sanitation improvements […]

Let’s talk about clean water : Lien AID features on Singapore Radio Station 938Live

In January this year, Lien AID was invited as a guest on Singapore Radio Station 938Live’s daily morning programme. Staff, Aisha Abdul Rahman animatedly shares with listeners on the water and sanitation crisis in Asia, how the organisation continues to work on improving access to clean water for poor rural communities in Asia using unique […]

A new year filled with hope

12 months. 365 days. 58 villages. 45 schools. More than 113,000 beneficiaries. Thanks to the generous support and commitment of our partners, stakeholders and staff, this new year will be the first flush with an improved access to a sustainable source of clean water for many rural communities across Cambodia, China and Vietnam. However, our […]

Meet a water entrepreneur

Meet Mr. Bun Ratha, a friendly Cambodian, highly-skilled in nuts and bolts, and with a gift for fixing machinery. Regarded as a reliable and responsible person, he was appointed as a water entrepreneur by his community in Kaul Banteay Commune (Kampong Chhnang Province) to manage the commune’s first Community Water Enterprise. Developed by Lien AID, […]