Give Clean Water to Chan Pir Village

Give Clean Water to Chan Pir Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 276 people (44 families)

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“Carrying water is heavy… I get pain in my arms.” - Grandmother Nhorng

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Life in Chan Pir: Nhorng’s Story

The home of Grandmother Nhorng has large spaces between the floorboards. The hay-thatched roof is coming apart, and it shakes and breaks whenever there is a strong wind or flood. It is small and overlooked, but it is resilient, and a testament to the will of Grandmother Nhorng herself.

Nhonrg lives with her husband, Mok, and her 5-year-old grandson. The couple raised seven children, and most have moved to neighboring Vietnam.

Nhorng gathers water from the pond in her community four times a day. It has a yellow color to it, and Chan Pir village shares it with cattle who drink from the water. It is an 8-minute walk from her home.

“Carrying water is heavy,” she said. “I get pain in my arms.”

Nhorng spends her days doing various jobs offered to her. She is hired to wash dishes, clothes, work in rice fields, and even construction work. Wherever she goes, she takes her grandson with her.

“I get sick from the labor, having dizziness and swollen knees,” she said.

Nhorg’s family also gets sick from the water. It is badly contaminated, and because they don’t have a filter, they simply drink it straight from the pond.

Nhorng carries on through every challenge, health scare, and hunger pain. In her old age, she deserves a rest from the hardship. She dreams of having a nice home and safe water. She also hopes that one day, she and her family can have a bathroom of their own.

Right now, they are going to the bathroom outside in open fields.

You can help Nhorng’s family and others in Chan Pir village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

Here’s what happens when you sponsor a village water project through Lifewater:

Partner with a village. Your gift kickstarts a community water project.
Teach healthy habits. Small changes make a big impact on family health.
Build a well. The village contributes up to 15% for construction.
Measure impact. Local staff track success and provide support.
Engage the church. We equip local churches to love their community.

Sponsor Chan Pir village today.

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Life in Chan Pir: Nhorng’s Story

The home of Grandmother Nhorng has large spaces between the floorboards. The hay-thatched roof is coming apart, and it shakes and breaks whenever there is a strong wind or flood. It is small and overlooked, but it is resilient, and a testament to the will of Grandmother Nhorng herself.

Nhonrg lives with her husband, Mok, and her 5-year-old grandson. The couple raised seven children, and most have moved to neighboring Vietnam.

Nhorng gathers water from the pond in her community four times a day. It has a yellow color to it, and Chan Pir village shares it with cattle who drink from the water. It is an 8-minute walk from her home.

“Carrying water is heavy,” she said. “I get pain in my arms.”

Nhorng spends her days doing various jobs offered to her. She is hired to wash dishes, clothes, work in rice fields, and even construction work. Wherever she goes, she takes her grandson with her.

“I get sick from the labor, having dizziness and swollen knees,” she said.

Nhorg’s family also gets sick from the water. It is badly contaminated, and because they don’t have a filter, they simply drink it straight from the pond.

Nhorng carries on through every challenge, health scare, and hunger pain. In her old age, she deserves a rest from the hardship. She dreams of having a nice home and safe water. She also hopes that one day, she and her family can have a bathroom of their own.

Right now, they are going to the bathroom outside in open fields.

You can help Nhorng’s family and others in Chan Pir village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source near their village.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

Here’s what happens when you sponsor a village water project through Lifewater:

Partner with a village. Your gift kickstarts a community water project.
Teach healthy habits. Small changes make a big impact on family health.
Build a well. The village contributes up to 15% for construction.
Measure impact. Local staff track success and provide support.
Engage the church. We equip local churches to love their community.

Sponsor Chan Pir village today.

Read More
November 2018: Project Ready

When you follow or donate to this
water project, you'll receive:

  • Updates

    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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Project Milestones

  • Project Ready

    Project Ready

  • Water Committee Formed

    Water Committee Formed

  • Community Prerequisites Met

    Community Prerequisites Met

  • Construction Started

    Construction Started

  • Village Has Safe Water Source

    Village Has Safe Water Source

  • Healthy Village

    Healthy Village

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Meet the Team

Lifewater field staff walk alongside each family in all our program regions with persistence, humility, and courage.

Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Klan

Sat

Security Guard

Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Somaun

Tout

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Samay

Yin

WASH Technician

Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Bunhan

Dieb

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Kunthea

Thorng

Finance and Administration Officer

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