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

Village Water Project

Chan Pir, Cambodia, Southeast Asia

GPS: 13.5748, 104.2817

276 people

  • Story
  • Updates 5
  • Plan

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.

July 19, 2019: 6 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 6 new Healthy Homes in Chan Pir! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

June 17, 2019: 9 Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 9 new Healthy Homes in Chan Pir! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

February 21, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Chan Pir has selected water committee members to manage the new village water source.

Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

September 27, 2018: CLTS Complete

In Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), each village goes through exercises that reveal how their current practices are making them sick, such as identifying all the places where feces are contaminating their environment. This important step equips communities to be knowledgeable about their health and willing to make changes.

September 2018: Project Ready

Chan Pir is in a very remote region of Cambodia

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Chan Pir:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Chan Pir has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

In Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), each village goes through exercises that reveal how their current practices are making them sick, such as identifying all the places where feces are contaminating their environment. This important step equips communities to be knowledgeable about their health and willing to make changes.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

ODF

When each household builds and uses their own functioning restroom, a community earns an “Open Defecation Free” (ODF) certification. Each country has their own processes and celebration for ODF villages, and it’s a huge accomplishment towards improved health for everyone.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Chan Pir has selected water committee members to manage the safe village water source. Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

Construction Started

Work is officially underway to build a new water source for Chan Pir village. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

Clean, safe water transforms a village. Everyone gathers to celebrate, thanking God for the miracle in their community. 

Healthy Village

Great news! Chan Pir is now a certified Healthy Village. That means the safe water source is complete and more than 90% of the community’s homes are healthy. That is a new future for 276 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved

Story

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.

Updates

July 19, 2019: 6 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 6 new Healthy Homes in Chan Pir! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

June 17, 2019: 9 Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 9 new Healthy Homes in Chan Pir! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

February 21, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Chan Pir has selected water committee members to manage the new village water source.

Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

September 27, 2018: CLTS Complete

In Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), each village goes through exercises that reveal how their current practices are making them sick, such as identifying all the places where feces are contaminating their environment. This important step equips communities to be knowledgeable about their health and willing to make changes.

September 2018: Project Ready

Plan

Chan Pir is in a very remote region of Cambodia

View Interactive Map

This village is on its way to becoming a Healthy Village. The process takes approximately 24 months from start to finish. You can follow along with the progress below.

Here’s the Plan for Chan Pir:

Pro-Tip! If the timeline is blue, that means Chan Pir has reached this milestone! If it's gray, they are working towards that step next.

ready

Project Ready

Villages are carefully selected by Lifewater staff and wait for program work to begin in their area.

CLTS

In Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), each village goes through exercises that reveal how their current practices are making them sick, such as identifying all the places where feces are contaminating their environment. This important step equips communities to be knowledgeable about their health and willing to make changes.

clts
healthy-homes-registered

Healthy Homes Registered

A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

ODF

When each household builds and uses their own functioning restroom, a community earns an “Open Defecation Free” (ODF) certification. Each country has their own processes and celebration for ODF villages, and it’s a huge accomplishment towards improved health for everyone.

odf
wc_schoolmc_formed

Water Committee Selected

Chan Pir has selected water committee members to manage the safe village water source. Forming a water committee is a key step toward establishing a safe water source in a village. Committees are made up of local men and women who manage the well and collect fees, ensuring the community’s investment lasts for generations to come.

Construction Started

Work is officially underway to build a new water source for Chan Pir village. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

construction_start
construction_complete

Village Has Safe Water Source

The new safe water source is now complete!

Clean, safe water transforms a village. Everyone gathers to celebrate, thanking God for the miracle in their community. 

Healthy Village

Great news! Chan Pir is now a certified Healthy Village. That means the safe water source is complete and more than 90% of the community’s homes are healthy. That is a new future for 276 children and families.

healthy_village_achieved