Give Clean Water to Yasaom Pir Village

Give Clean Water to Yasaom Pir Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 303 people (68 families)

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Meorn’s small children experience frequent illness from the water. “We have no other choice,” the mother of three said.

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Life in Yasaom Pir: Meorn’s Story

When the rainy season comes, the water floods the areas around the home that Meorn Romas and her family share in Yasaom Pir village. Though water is abundant, none of it is safe for drinking.

Their home houses three children, Meorn, her husband Koi, two sets of clothes each, one pot for cooking rice with salt, and hammocks and mats for sleeping.

Meorn’s journey for water takes her over a makeshift bridge to holes and puddles on the other side of her village; she often makes two trips a day.

Although she and her husband know that the water makes them sick, they don’t boil it. They only have one pot, and the family uses it to cook rice.

“All of us experienced diarrhea from drinking the water, but we have no other choice,” she said.

Despite the family’s poverty, Meorn and Koi are ardent about keeping their children in school.

“School teachers know that my children have no uniform and no money to buy one, and they still allow them to go to school,” Meorn said.

When Meorn needs help fetching water, Koi will go with her to spare the children from missing more school than they already do from water-borne illness.

You can help Yasaom Pir village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, their own toilets, and 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 clean water, Meorn will no longer make the dangerous trips to collect water, her family will not suffer from waterborne illness, and the children will be able to stay in 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 Yasaom Pir village today.

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February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Yasaom Pir 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 Pir: Meorn’s Story

When the rainy season comes, the water floods the areas around the home that Meorn Romas and her family share in Yasaom Pir village. Though water is abundant, none of it is safe for drinking.

Their home houses three children, Meorn, her husband Koi, two sets of clothes each, one pot for cooking rice with salt, and hammocks and mats for sleeping.

Meorn’s journey for water takes her over a makeshift bridge to holes and puddles on the other side of her village; she often makes two trips a day.

Although she and her husband know that the water makes them sick, they don’t boil it. They only have one pot, and the family uses it to cook rice.

“All of us experienced diarrhea from drinking the water, but we have no other choice,” she said.

Despite the family’s poverty, Meorn and Koi are ardent about keeping their children in school.

“School teachers know that my children have no uniform and no money to buy one, and they still allow them to go to school,” Meorn said.

When Meorn needs help fetching water, Koi will go with her to spare the children from missing more school than they already do from water-borne illness.

You can help Yasaom Pir village today. Your gift will provide health training for each household, their own toilets, and 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 clean water, Meorn will no longer make the dangerous trips to collect water, her family will not suffer from waterborne illness, and the children will be able to stay in 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 Yasaom Pir village today.

Read More
February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Yasaom Pir 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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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.

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Samay

Yin

WASH Technician

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Bou

Ban

WASH Technician

Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Kunthea

Thorng

Finance and Administration Officer

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Somaun

Tout

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Administration Manager

Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Klan

Sat

Security Guard

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