Give Clean Water to Kob Ting Chak Village

Clean Water for Kob Ting Chak Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 286 people (61 families)

“I do not have enough money to buy food for my children.” - Kouen Nuan, pregnant mother of 7

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Current water source

“I do not have enough money to buy food for my children.” - Kouen Nuan, pregnant mother of 7

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Life in Kob Ting Chak: Kouen’s Story

Kouen Nuan is nine months pregnant with her eighth child. She holds her belly, hoping that this child will have more opportunities than she has had.

The Nuan family is living in extreme poverty. Still, she and her husband, Sarin, have managed to keep all of their children in school at Kob Ting Chak Primary.

With her husband working construction intermittently as their only source of income, they are barely making it. Kouen often borrows money from her neighbors to buy rice.

Each day, she gathers water at an unprotected spring. Everyone drinks the water without filtering or boiling it.

It has become more challenging to walk the slippery road and carry the heavy baskets of water in the final months of her pregnancy. Rith Chuas, her 12-year-old son, helps in the mornings.

Rith and his brothers and sisters regularly suffer from diarrhea, an illness that takes an estimated 2.2 million lives a year.

“I know that we are sick from drinking the water, but we don’t know where we can find safe water,” Kouen said.

The family lives in a small, 13’x14’ hut built on stilts, and they do not have a bathroom. Like everyone in Kob Ting Chak village, they go in an open field.

You can help the Kouen’s family and everyone in Kob Ting Chak village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source in 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. Clean water means that women like Kouen will no longer have to make long journeys for contaminated 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 Ting Chak village today.

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February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kob Ting Chak 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.

March 08, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Kob Ting Chak! 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 05, 2018: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kob Ting Chak! 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 05, 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 Kob Ting Chak: Kouen’s Story

Kouen Nuan is nine months pregnant with her eighth child. She holds her belly, hoping that this child will have more opportunities than she has had.

The Nuan family is living in extreme poverty. Still, she and her husband, Sarin, have managed to keep all of their children in school at Kob Ting Chak Primary.

With her husband working construction intermittently as their only source of income, they are barely making it. Kouen often borrows money from her neighbors to buy rice.

Each day, she gathers water at an unprotected spring. Everyone drinks the water without filtering or boiling it.

It has become more challenging to walk the slippery road and carry the heavy baskets of water in the final months of her pregnancy. Rith Chuas, her 12-year-old son, helps in the mornings.

Rith and his brothers and sisters regularly suffer from diarrhea, an illness that takes an estimated 2.2 million lives a year.

“I know that we are sick from drinking the water, but we don’t know where we can find safe water,” Kouen said.

The family lives in a small, 13’x14’ hut built on stilts, and they do not have a bathroom. Like everyone in Kob Ting Chak village, they go in an open field.

You can help the Kouen’s family and everyone in Kob Ting Chak village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, plus a new, safe water source in 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. Clean water means that women like Kouen will no longer have to make long journeys for contaminated 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 Ting Chak village today.

Read More
February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kob Ting Chak 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.

March 08, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 3 new Healthy Homes in Kob Ting Chak! 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 05, 2018: 1 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 1 new Healthy Homes in Kob Ting Chak! 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 05, 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

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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.

Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Bunhan

Dieb

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Samay

Yin

WASH Technician

Kunthea

Thorng

Finance and Administration Officer

Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sokhom

Vorch

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Somaun

Tout

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Soklay

Lot

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

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