Air pollution in Cambodia

As the world gets hotter and more crowded, our engines continue to pump out dirty emissions, and half the world has no access to clean fuels or technologies (e.g. stoves, lamps), the very air we breathe is growing dangerously polluted: nine out of ten people now breathe polluted air, which kills 7 million people every year.

The health effects of air pollution are serious – one third of deaths from stroke, lung cancer and heart disease are due to air pollution. This is having an equivalent effect to that of smoking tobacco, and much higher than, say, the effects of eating too much salt.

We must bear in mind that half of the whole population in Cambodia is 25 years old or younger, and respiratory diseases show up after few years of exposure.  This is what we are willing to teach every citizen in the country, but is not an easy task.

During the last 2 years, we have been selling masks all around the country, and we always received great feedback from our customers, both expats and locals. We are happy to see they immediately incorporated the mask into their daily routine, such as driving around the city or enjoying outdoor sport activities. But there is still 99% of the population that still don’t wear any dust or pollution mask at all.


ABOUT US

First of all, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Julián Alonso and I am a thirty years old Spaniard who one day decided to jump out of his comfort zone and start making a real impact on people´s life, proving that it´s possible to develop and grow sustainably.

It has been a year already since I decided to quit my job in Spain and start volunteering here in Phnom Pehn as an ESL teacher for AIESEC organization. Now, when I look back, I´m proud of the decision I made, as it finally brought here, where I want to be. When I arrived in Phnom Penh I quickly realized the city faced a serious lack of resources related to its dangerous high air pollution levels. That is how we both, my Khmer girlfriend and I, came up with the idea of starting this new project.

After doing some research, we quickly found a study by the World Health Organization where they found 3 million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution. Nearly 90 percent of those deaths occurred in low- and middle- income countries like Cambodia, and numbers haven’t stopped growing. Even Sopha Chum, the executive director of the Health and Development Alliance said that the Cambodian government is not ready to respond to air pollution.

From Maskhmer we want to help avert premature death and ill health from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases by providing our customers with high-quality anti-pollution masks, equipped with N99 filter.

Up until today, we are so thankful for all the rewarding feedback we got from our customers, both expats and Khmers. We are happy to see they immediately incorporated our mask into their daily routine, such as moving around the city or enjoying outdoor activities.

But our aspirations don’t end up here. Our goal is also to spread the word by offering Phnom Pehn students and their parents a comprehensible and coherent speech on how important pollution awareness is, how this affects both on the short and long-term to all the society, and which steps they should follow in order to restore and keep our environmental sustainability.

After working with a part-time employed local seamstress we decided to hire Kim, my girlfriend’s aunt. She is such a talented and hardworking woman, who helped us with her ideas for a new design and amazing skills with the sewing machine. Since then, and for the last few months, we keep producing high quality masks in a wide variety of colors and sizes for our clients. We even upgraded them with a more ergonomic design and adding a second hidden chin clip, apart from the hidden nose clip. This makes them reversible in order to choose the most comfortable fit for each client.


OUR PRODUCT

25 Colors + 5 Sizes

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COTTON MASKS XS-S-M-L-XL

+25 Colors + 5 Sizes

After working with a part-time employed local seamstress we decided to hire Kim, my girlfriend’s aunt. She is such a talented and hardworking woman, who helped us with her ideas for a new design and amazing skills with the sewing machine. Since then, and for the last few months, we keep producing high quality masks in a wide variety of colors and sizes for our clients. We even upgraded them with a more ergonomic design and adding a second hidden chin clip, apart from the hidden nose clip. This makes them reversible in order to choose the most comfortable fit for each client.

Come and visit our shop or send us a message and we will deliver!

We do import the PM2.5 activated carbon filters and breathing valves, which helps reducing the amount of dust and air pollution inhaled. We must remember that, apart from the COVID-19 threat, the dust and air pollution in Cambodia causes every year numerous pneumonia cases, along with many other respiratory diseases, both to kids and adults.

1 Krama Mask + 2 filter = 8 $

1 Extra filter = 1 $


PREMIUM MASK

1 Neoprene Mask + 2 filter = 10 $

1 Extra filter = 1 $


CUSTOMIZE YOUR BRAND

We focus providing local companies with brand customized anti-pollution masks. One of the main short-term benefits you can obtain with us is improving the relationship between you, as a company, and your employees. Furthermore, this will also help your company promoting your brand everywhere and at any time all around the city, as they will wear it even when they are not working.

Our goal is not only to offer you the best market price but also our long-term experience importing this kind of product. Moreover, based on previous orders, we can assist you on product collection and custom tax arrangements at the Post Office.

Attached you will find samples of the hole catalog of mask models we can supply, although we recommend you 2 specific models based on previous high selling rates. You will also find these 2 models which we already customized with your brand color and logo, although of course, we can print the masks exactly as you want. You just need to send us a good quality logo sample picture. In addition, we will provide you with the best quality PM2.5 activated carbon filters (N99) for each mask models.

Please bear in mind your company can especially benefit from this collaboration since most of your employee’s work driving many hours around the city every day. In addition, your workers deliver to clients face to face, so this can be the key factor to help them choosing you, instead of the other brand.

As we previously mentioned, long-term health stability is a key factor in order to keep your employees satisfied and loyal. By using the masks you will also be able improve not only their health but your clients too, as you can also sell to them or even include this unique customized mask in the Premium Pack.

We are currently working with several local companies and we hope you don’t stay behind.


CONTACT US

Handmade Masks in Cambodia

Come and visit our shop or send us a message and we will deliver!

Pay Cash or ABA transfer.

Please let us know which day/time would you like to come and we will open for you. If you prefer, we can also deliver wherever you need it.

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170A, Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, 12301
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