Give Clean Water to Yasaom Muoy Village

Give Clean Water to Yasaom Muoy Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 338 people (79 families)

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

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Life in Yasaom Muoy: Pyon’s Story

With two jerry cans, one in each hand, Pyon’s daughter carries the water from the spring to her home. Three trips each day, 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, doesn’t go to school. Instead, he does labor-intensive work in neighboring villages to help feed the younger children and his 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 latrine 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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February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Yasaom Muoy 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.

March 22, 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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Life in Yasaom Muoy: Pyon’s Story

With two jerry cans, one in each hand, Pyon’s daughter carries the water from the spring to her home. Three trips each day, 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, doesn’t go to school. Instead, he does labor-intensive work in neighboring villages to help feed the younger children and his 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 latrine 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.

Read More
February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Yasaom Muoy 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.

March 22, 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

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    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

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Meet the Team

Lifewater field staff walk alongside each family in all our program regions with persistence, humility, and courage.

Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Somaun

Tout

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sokhom

Vorch

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Bunhan

Dieb

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Klan

Sat

Security Guard

Kunthea

Thorng

Finance and Administration Officer

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Soklay

Lot

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Samay

Yin

WASH Technician

Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

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

11/15/2018

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