Give Clean Water to Tuy Village

Clean Water for Tuy Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 366 people (100 families)

Project funded

Twice a day, Met, 50, carries a basket of water bottles on her back to the natural spring near her home.

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Life in Tuy: Tven’s Story

Tven weaves the bamboo up and under, up and under, again and again. Met lifts one of the baskets onto her back. Tven made this one last year; he’s proud that it still holds strong after all those heavy loads to and from from the spring.

Met and her husband Tven Ting live in Tuy village. They have three grown children who visit occasionally and help support their parents, but for the most part, it is just the two of them.

Neither Met nor her husband were able to go to school, so they do labor-intensive work around the village for income. Tven crafts his baskets when work is slow.

Each day, Met carries a basket of water bottles on her back to the natural spring. It takes her 45 minutes to fill them up, and she must go twice a day to gather water for drinking, making rice, and for washing.

The journey is slippery, and Met has to walk up and down a steep hill. In the future, she hopes for water close by, so she won’t have to make the long trips.

“Our house shakes when there is strong wind and rain, and I am afraid that trees may fall on our hut,” she said. “I wish one day to have a proper home.”

With clean water nearby, Met could save time, using it to help Tven make more baskets, earn money, and improve her home.
You can be the difference for Met and her neighbors in Tuy village. 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. Clean water means families have the time and improved health to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be.

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 Tuy village today.

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June 4, 2019: Construction started

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

February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Tuy 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 06, 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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    Progress in the village

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    Completion reports

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Latest Project News

Life in Tuy: Tven’s Story

Tven weaves the bamboo up and under, up and under, again and again. Met lifts one of the baskets onto her back. Tven made this one last year; he’s proud that it still holds strong after all those heavy loads to and from from the spring.

Met and her husband Tven Ting live in Tuy village. They have three grown children who visit occasionally and help support their parents, but for the most part, it is just the two of them.

Neither Met nor her husband were able to go to school, so they do labor-intensive work around the village for income. Tven crafts his baskets when work is slow.

Each day, Met carries a basket of water bottles on her back to the natural spring. It takes her 45 minutes to fill them up, and she must go twice a day to gather water for drinking, making rice, and for washing.

The journey is slippery, and Met has to walk up and down a steep hill. In the future, she hopes for water close by, so she won’t have to make the long trips.

“Our house shakes when there is strong wind and rain, and I am afraid that trees may fall on our hut,” she said. “I wish one day to have a proper home.”

With clean water nearby, Met could save time, using it to help Tven make more baskets, earn money, and improve her home.
You can be the difference for Met and her neighbors in Tuy village. 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. Clean water means families have the time and improved health to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be.

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 Tuy village today.

Read More
June 4, 2019: Construction started

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

February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Tuy 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 06, 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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Lifewater field staff walk alongside each family in all our program regions with persistence, humility, and courage.

Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Administration Manager

Samay

Yin

WASH Technician

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Klan

Sat

Security Guard

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Somaun

Tout

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Bou

Ban

WASH Technician

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Kunthea

Thorng

Finance and Administration Officer

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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