Kob Ting Chak, Cambodia

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  • 61 Families
  • 286 People
  • 61 Families
  • 286 People

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

Frequent illnesses caused by this spring are costing Kouen’s family, and they struggle to have enough money for food.

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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 a contaminated 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. For families in Kob Ting Chak village, clean water means that women like Kouen will no longer have to make long journeys for water, and families can spend that time working and saving money to buy food.

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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  • October 18, 2018
    Project Created
Each dollar produces a $4 return

Sponsorship Goal

$14,300

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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.

Soklay

Lot

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Thearith

Vuthearith

Driver

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sokhom

Vorch

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

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