Give Clean Water to Spean Kmeng Village

Give Clean Water to Spean Kmeng Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 190 people (40 families)

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“These days, water is our greatest need; we don’t have enough water to use.” - Nee, mother of three

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Life in Spean Kmeng: Nee’s Story

Nee and her husband, Seak, live with their three children in Spean Kmeng village. The well near their home does not produce enough water, and it dries up completely for three months at a time.

Even when the well produces water, Nee suspects that it’s not safe for drinking. Most often, the family relies on water from a nearby pond.

Each day, Nee’s daughter rides her bike to the pond to fill her large container with contaminated water.

“These days, water is our greatest need,” Nee said. “We don’t have enough water to use.”

Nee and her husband are rice farmers. Without abundant water, their harvest is limited.

Because they don’t have water, they don’t have enough to eat. They borrow food from their neighbors and repay them at their next harvest. The cycle is leaving the family hungry and in debt.

When her children are hungry and the Cambodian heat beats down on her, Nee sometimes feels hopeless.

“I don’t know what to hope for,” she said. “We only hope to eat enough each day.”

Nee and Seak adore their children, and they’re a close family. The father of three dreams of sending his children to high school and then to universities.

But, there are no schools nearby, and the family would have to make enough income to send their eldest daughter to a school many miles away if she were to continue beyond sixth grade.

You can help Nee’s family and others in Spean Kmeng 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. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

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 Spean Kmeng village today.

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Life in Spean Kmeng: Nee’s Story

Nee and her husband, Seak, live with their three children in Spean Kmeng village. The well near their home does not produce enough water, and it dries up completely for three months at a time.

Even when the well produces water, Nee suspects that it’s not safe for drinking. Most often, the family relies on water from a nearby pond.

Each day, Nee’s daughter rides her bike to the pond to fill her large container with contaminated water.

“These days, water is our greatest need,” Nee said. “We don’t have enough water to use.”

Nee and her husband are rice farmers. Without abundant water, their harvest is limited.

Because they don’t have water, they don’t have enough to eat. They borrow food from their neighbors and repay them at their next harvest. The cycle is leaving the family hungry and in debt.

When her children are hungry and the Cambodian heat beats down on her, Nee sometimes feels hopeless.

“I don’t know what to hope for,” she said. “We only hope to eat enough each day.”

Nee and Seak adore their children, and they’re a close family. The father of three dreams of sending his children to high school and then to universities.

But, there are no schools nearby, and the family would have to make enough income to send their eldest daughter to a school many miles away if she were to continue beyond sixth grade.

You can help Nee’s family and others in Spean Kmeng 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. Compelled by the love of Christ, local Lifewater staff work house by house to teach families healthy habits that will impact generations to come.

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 Spean Kmeng village today.

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October 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.

Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Klan

Sat

Security Guard

Kunthea

Thorng

Finance and Administration Officer

Samay

Yin

WASH Technician

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Soklay

Lot

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Somaun

Tout

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

Bunhan

Dieb

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Sokhom

Vorch

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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