Yasaom Muoy, Cambodia

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  • 79 Families
  • 338 People
  • 79 Families
  • 338 People

“My small children have diarrhea often from drinking the water.” – Pyon Romas, mother of five

Pyon’s 14-year-old daughter must carry heavy containers of water back and forth from this contaminated spring before walking to school each morning.

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With two jerry cans, one in each hand, Pyon’s daughter carries the water from the spring to her home. She makes three trips each morning, and then she is off to school.

Of their five children, Pyon and her husband Koy Romam have two in school. Her eldest son, 16-year-old, no longer attends. Instead, he does labor-intensive work in neighboring villages to help feed the younger siblings and parents.

“This month we have not eaten for two days because there is nothing to eat,” Pyon said.

Sickness caused from contaminated water exacerbates their poverty, pushing the family to their limits.

“My small children have diarrhea often from drinking the water,” she said.

The family doesn’t boil the water before drinking it. Deforestation is a problem in Borkeo, and the firewood that they find is used for cooking their rice.

Pyon is embarrassed that she and her children must use the restroom outside. She is afraid of snake bites in the dark, and says the ground is slippery and dangerous when they have to go outside in the rain.

“In the future, I hope to have a bathroom and a water filter so we have less sickness,” she said.

You can help Yasaom Muoy village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, their own toilets, and a 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 clean water, Pyon can send all of her children to school, save time, money, and receive her own safe restroom with a door and a roof.

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 Yasaom Muoy village today.

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

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$16,900

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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.

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Soklay

Lot

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sokhom

Vorch

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thearith

Vuthearith

Driver

Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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Keep up the good the work Borkeo team. Praying for you all!

11/15/2018