Clean Water to Kob Trom Village

Previous water source (L), newly completed water source (R)

Clean Water for Kob Trom Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 137 people (31 families)

Completed on June 20, 2019

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Life in Kob Trom: Jun’s Story

Jun Noar’s granddaughters cling to her, their kind, enduring grandmother, and dream of going to school one day.

Many years ago, Jun’s husband passed away from an unknown illness, leaving their four children in her care. She persevered, raising her children from her wages working as a laborer around Kob Thom village.

Today, Jun lives with four granddaughters, one daughter, and her daughter’s husband. She has terrible pain in her joints and back from doing laborious work all her life, including fetching water at the local spring.

Now, her 22-year-old daughter, Pyon Chram, fetches water each day after working in the fields. The water from the village’s spring is contaminated and gives diarrhea and fevers to the entire family.

The girls are frequently ill, but when they aren’t, they spend their days helping on the family’s cashew farm.

Although they work from sun up to sun down, Jun’s family hardly ever has enough food, and they can’t afford to send any of the girls to school.

“I don’t wish anything for myself, but I want to see my grandchildren go to school and live a better life,” Jun said.

You can help Jun and all of Kob Trom village 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 in Kob Trom village. With clean water, Jun’s family can work more, save money, and send their girls to school.

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 Trom village today.

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June 20, 2019: Construction complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Kob Trom!

Clean, safe water transforms a village. Everyone gathers to celebrate, thanking God for the miracle in their community.

May 30, 2019: Construction started

Work is officially underway to build a safe water source for Kob Trom. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

May 30, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Kob Trom has completed all of the prerequisites for building a safe water source: There are already a number of Healthy Homes and an active water committee, plus the 15% community contribution is in place.

The next step is to build a safe water source. As soon as weather and scheduling allows, construction will begin on a new water source for the community.

April 09, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes registered

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

February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kob Trom 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 11, 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 Trom: Jun’s Story

Jun Noar’s granddaughters cling to her, their kind, enduring grandmother, and dream of going to school one day.

Many years ago, Jun’s husband passed away from an unknown illness, leaving their four children in her care. She persevered, raising her children from her wages working as a laborer around Kob Thom village.

Today, Jun lives with four granddaughters, one daughter, and her daughter’s husband. She has terrible pain in her joints and back from doing laborious work all her life, including fetching water at the local spring.

Now, her 22-year-old daughter, Pyon Chram, fetches water each day after working in the fields. The water from the village’s spring is contaminated and gives diarrhea and fevers to the entire family.

The girls are frequently ill, but when they aren’t, they spend their days helping on the family’s cashew farm.

Although they work from sun up to sun down, Jun’s family hardly ever has enough food, and they can’t afford to send any of the girls to school.

“I don’t wish anything for myself, but I want to see my grandchildren go to school and live a better life,” Jun said.

You can help Jun and all of Kob Trom village 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 in Kob Trom village. With clean water, Jun’s family can work more, save money, and send their girls to school.

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 Trom village today.

Read More
June 20, 2019: Construction complete

The new safe water source is now complete in Kob Trom!

Clean, safe water transforms a village. Everyone gathers to celebrate, thanking God for the miracle in their community.

May 30, 2019: Construction started

Work is officially underway to build a safe water source for Kob Trom. Our local teams are using technology appropriate to the region and geography to ensure the new water source is sustainable.

May 30, 2019: Community Prerequisites met

Kob Trom has completed all of the prerequisites for building a safe water source: There are already a number of Healthy Homes and an active water committee, plus the 15% community contribution is in place.

The next step is to build a safe water source. As soon as weather and scheduling allows, construction will begin on a new water source for the community.

April 09, 2019: 3 new Healthy Homes registered

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

February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Kob Trom 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 11, 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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“We are confident Lifewater’s work will have life-sustaining impact.”
– Cary A. Paine, The Stewardship Foundation

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