Give Clean Water to Kob Trom Village

Clean Water for Kob Trom Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 137 people (31 families)

Project funded

“I want to see my grandchildren go to school and live a better life.” - Jun, grandmother of four

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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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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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water project, you'll receive:

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    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

Story
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
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
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.

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Samay

Yin

WASH Technician

Klan

Sat

Security Guard

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Bunhan

Dieb

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Kunthea

Thorng

Finance and Administration Officer

Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Somaun

Tout

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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