Give Clean Water to Kob Pir Village

Give Clean Water to Kob Pir Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 215 people (46 families)

“I don’t know if the spring water is contaminated, but I have fever and stomach aches often.” - Kach, mother of two

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Current water source

“I don’t know if the spring water is contaminated, but I have fever and stomach aches often.” - Kach, mother of two

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Life in Kob Pir: Kach’s Story

When it rains, Kach Kloang holds a water bottle in each hand, sticking the bottles just beyond her corrugated roof to the Cambodian sky.

“When it rains, I don’t need to walk to the spring,” she said.

The mother of two has lived in a small home in Kob Pir for her whole life. Her husband passed years ago, and her eldest daughter has since married and moved away. Her 23-year-old son, Choeun, cares for her.

Choeun does labor-intensive work around the village. Still, there is not usually enough money to buy rice each day.

Kach is kind, full of laughter, and hopeful for the future.

“One day, I will have a big house!” she said. “And, I will have a toilet of my own.”

When it isn’t raining, Kach gathers water from a spring. It takes her 30 minutes, and with the pain in her knees, Kach is only able to make one trip a day. Using the bathroom in an open field is also difficult for Kach; she fears she will fall when going at night.

“I don’t know if the spring water is contaminated,” she said. “But, I have fever and stomach aches often.”

You can help Kach and all of Kob Pir today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source near their village that will last for generations to come.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house in Kob Pir, building relationships with community members, and sharing the love of Christ with everyone.

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 Pir village today.

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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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Life in Kob Pir: Kach’s Story

When it rains, Kach Kloang holds a water bottle in each hand, sticking the bottles just beyond her corrugated roof to the Cambodian sky.

“When it rains, I don’t need to walk to the spring,” she said.

The mother of two has lived in a small home in Kob Pir for her whole life. Her husband passed years ago, and her eldest daughter has since married and moved away. Her 23-year-old son, Choeun, cares for her.

Choeun does labor-intensive work around the village. Still, there is not usually enough money to buy rice each day.

Kach is kind, full of laughter, and hopeful for the future.

“One day, I will have a big house!” she said. “And, I will have a toilet of my own.”

When it isn’t raining, Kach gathers water from a spring. It takes her 30 minutes, and with the pain in her knees, Kach is only able to make one trip a day. Using the bathroom in an open field is also difficult for Kach; she fears she will fall when going at night.

“I don’t know if the spring water is contaminated,” she said. “But, I have fever and stomach aches often.”

You can help Kach and all of Kob Pir today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source near their village that will last for generations to come.

Lasting change means more than just building a well. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house in Kob Pir, building relationships with community members, and sharing the love of Christ with everyone.

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 Pir village today.

Read More
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

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.

Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Samay

Yin

WASH Technician

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Somaun

Tout

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Soklay

Lot

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sokhom

Vorch

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Kunthea

Thorng

Finance and Administration Officer

Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Bunhan

Dieb

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

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