Give Clean Water to Klis Village

Clean Water for Klis Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 280 people (45 families)

Project funded

“I have thought of going back to school, but we don’t have money.” - Phan, 17

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Life in Klis: Phan’s Story

Phan Romam, 17, and her family are kind, laughing often and focused on improving their lives together. But, she, her parents, and siblings have never been taught about the dangers of contaminated food and water.

The family gets their drinking water from a spring near their homes. Phan and one of her younger sisters collects water twice a day for the family of 7.

Like many young girls in Klis village, Phan dropped out of school in third grade because her parents were unable to pay for her school fees. One of the largest factors contributing to their poverty is contaminated water.

Unsafe water leads to a sick family, and sick parents cannot work to provide income for their children.

Today, her parents work in the rice fields, and Phan does labor-intensive jobs around the area.

Two of Phan’s younger siblings are still in school in part because of Phan’s contribution to the family. She knows that their education can help bring her family out of poverty.

Phan’s family and all of Klis village are exposed to water-borne illnesses from their local spring. Because they do not have their own restroom, they go outside; when it rains heavily, their water source is at risk for further contamination.

You can help Klis village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, their own toilets, and a 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 clean water, Phan and her family can live healthy lives.

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 Klis village today.

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January 11, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Klis! 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.

December 18, 2018: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Klis! 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.

April 09, 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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    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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Latest Project News

Life in Klis: Phan’s Story

Phan Romam, 17, and her family are kind, laughing often and focused on improving their lives together. But, she, her parents, and siblings have never been taught about the dangers of contaminated food and water.

The family gets their drinking water from a spring near their homes. Phan and one of her younger sisters collects water twice a day for the family of 7.

Like many young girls in Klis village, Phan dropped out of school in third grade because her parents were unable to pay for her school fees. One of the largest factors contributing to their poverty is contaminated water.

Unsafe water leads to a sick family, and sick parents cannot work to provide income for their children.

Today, her parents work in the rice fields, and Phan does labor-intensive jobs around the area.

Two of Phan’s younger siblings are still in school in part because of Phan’s contribution to the family. She knows that their education can help bring her family out of poverty.

Phan’s family and all of Klis village are exposed to water-borne illnesses from their local spring. Because they do not have their own restroom, they go outside; when it rains heavily, their water source is at risk for further contamination.

You can help Klis village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, their own toilets, and a 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 clean water, Phan and her family can live healthy lives.

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 Klis village today.

Read More
January 11, 2019: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Klis! 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.

December 18, 2018: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Klis! 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.

April 09, 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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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.

Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Kunthea

Thorng

Finance and Administration Officer

Klan

Sat

Security Guard

Sokhom

Vorch

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Bunhan

Dieb

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Samay

Yin

WASH Technician

Soklay

Lot

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Somaun

Tout

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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