Give Clean Water to Kob Muoy Village

Clean Water for Kob Muoy Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 244 people (52 families)

“I sprained my ankle from slipping… while walking on the trail with water on my back.” - Touch Kloang, mother of five

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Current water source

“I sprained my ankle from slipping… while walking on the trail with water on my back.” - Touch Kloang, mother of five

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Life in Kob Muoy: The Kloang’s Story

Ling watches the numbers as her father places cassava on the scale. Her parents cannot read or write, so when harvest comes around, it is her duty to make sure they’re getting a fair sale.

Her mother, Touch Kloang, is a laborer and a farmer.

Two of Touch’s daughters attend Kob Thmey primary, another is in kindergarten, and another received a scholarship to study in town. She stays in dorms and comes home to visit when school is not in session.

“I want my children to be in school so they will be successful and so they won’t be tricked in the future,” Touch said.

The Kloang family are hard workers, laboring from 5 a.m. until the sun goes down. Still, they battle water-borne illness and expensive health clinic fees.

Each day after school, 9-year-old Ling fetches water with her mother. They make three trips a day to have enough for household use and for drinking. There are worms in the water, and Ling is careful to scoop around them.

It isn’t just tiresome, but dangerous.

“Last year, I sprained my ankle from slipping on wet ground while walking on the trail with water on my back,” Touch said. “I couldn’t work for three months.”

Despite it all, the family is happy, and they have big dreams.

“If I had a motorcycle, I could take my children to the health clinic and I could travel for work,” Touch said.

You can help the Kloang family and others just like them in Kob Muoy 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. For Kob Muoy, clean water means children no longer have to make dangerous journeys for unsafe water.

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 Kob Muoy village today.

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February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kob 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.

April 02, 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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Latest Project News

Life in Kob Muoy: The Kloang’s Story

Ling watches the numbers as her father places cassava on the scale. Her parents cannot read or write, so when harvest comes around, it is her duty to make sure they’re getting a fair sale.

Her mother, Touch Kloang, is a laborer and a farmer.

Two of Touch’s daughters attend Kob Thmey primary, another is in kindergarten, and another received a scholarship to study in town. She stays in dorms and comes home to visit when school is not in session.

“I want my children to be in school so they will be successful and so they won’t be tricked in the future,” Touch said.

The Kloang family are hard workers, laboring from 5 a.m. until the sun goes down. Still, they battle water-borne illness and expensive health clinic fees.

Each day after school, 9-year-old Ling fetches water with her mother. They make three trips a day to have enough for household use and for drinking. There are worms in the water, and Ling is careful to scoop around them.

It isn’t just tiresome, but dangerous.

“Last year, I sprained my ankle from slipping on wet ground while walking on the trail with water on my back,” Touch said. “I couldn’t work for three months.”

Despite it all, the family is happy, and they have big dreams.

“If I had a motorcycle, I could take my children to the health clinic and I could travel for work,” Touch said.

You can help the Kloang family and others just like them in Kob Muoy 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. For Kob Muoy, clean water means children no longer have to make dangerous journeys for unsafe water.

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 Kob Muoy village today.

Read More
February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kob 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.

April 02, 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
Read More

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

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  • 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.

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Sokhom

Vorch

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Kunthea

Thorng

Finance and Administration Officer

Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Samay

Yin

WASH Technician

Bunhan

Dieb

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Somaun

Tout

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Soklay

Lot

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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