Give Clean Water to Chrung Muoy Village

Clean Water for Chrung Muoy Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 280 people (61 families)

Project funded

“Because there is no money and no clean water, we have no choice.” - Pyoy Sev, mother of three

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Life in Chrung Muoy: Pyoy’s Story

Pyoy Sev and her family are hard workers, laboring from morning until night.

Each day, Pyoy makes a slippery trip to the village’s natural spring three times per day. The spring is unprotected, meaning it is exposed to contamination from feces and other pathogens.

Even with her 14-year-old working as a laborer, they still lack enough food to eat and no clean water to drink.

And when the contaminated drinking water makes them sick, they miss even more work, resulting in hungry bellies for everyone in the household.

“Because there is no money and no clean water, we have no choice but to use the water,” she said.

Pyoy has three children, a 19-year-old daughter and two sons, 14 and 7 years of age. Pyoy said that they aren’t able to go to school.

“There is no money, so they go to work instead,” she said.

You can help Pyoy Sev and all of Chrung Muoy 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. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ with everyone in Chrung Muoy village.

With clean water, her family will become stronger, which means they can work and save more. For families in Chrung Muoy, more money means fewer nights without dinner and the ability to return to school.

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 Chrung Muoy village today.

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June 20, 2019: Construction started

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

February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Chrung Muoy 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.

December 27, 2018: 6 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 6 new Healthy Homes in Chrung Muoy! 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.

October 23, 2018: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Chrung Muoy! 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.

October 09, 2018: 10 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 10 new Healthy Homes in Chrung Muoy! 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.

March 28, 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.

March 2018: Project Ready
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water project, you'll receive:

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Latest Project News

Life in Chrung Muoy: Pyoy’s Story

Pyoy Sev and her family are hard workers, laboring from morning until night.

Each day, Pyoy makes a slippery trip to the village’s natural spring three times per day. The spring is unprotected, meaning it is exposed to contamination from feces and other pathogens.

Even with her 14-year-old working as a laborer, they still lack enough food to eat and no clean water to drink.

And when the contaminated drinking water makes them sick, they miss even more work, resulting in hungry bellies for everyone in the household.

“Because there is no money and no clean water, we have no choice but to use the water,” she said.

Pyoy has three children, a 19-year-old daughter and two sons, 14 and 7 years of age. Pyoy said that they aren’t able to go to school.

“There is no money, so they go to work instead,” she said.

You can help Pyoy Sev and all of Chrung Muoy 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. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ with everyone in Chrung Muoy village.

With clean water, her family will become stronger, which means they can work and save more. For families in Chrung Muoy, more money means fewer nights without dinner and the ability to return to school.

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 Chrung Muoy village today.

Read More
June 20, 2019: Construction started

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

February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Chrung Muoy 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.

December 27, 2018: 6 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 6 new Healthy Homes in Chrung Muoy! 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.

October 23, 2018: 5 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 5 new Healthy Homes in Chrung Muoy! 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.

October 09, 2018: 10 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 10 new Healthy Homes in Chrung Muoy! 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.

March 28, 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.

March 2018: Project Ready
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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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Meet the Team

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

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Kunthea

Thorng

Finance and Administration Officer

Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Klan

Sat

Security Guard

Samay

Yin

WASH Technician

Bou

Ban

WASH Technician

Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Somaun

Tout

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Administration Manager

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