Give Clean Water to Yern Muoy Village

Clean Water for Yern Muoy Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 382 people (39 families)

Project funded

“It will make our lives better if we have clean water to use at home.” - Trat Romas, a young mother.

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Life in Yern Muoy: Trat’s Story

A 3×4 meter hut built on stilts and roofed with corrugated metal stands in Yern Muoy village, Cambodia. The home belongs to 17-year-old Trat Romas, her husband, and their 1-year-old daughter.

The two married last year, and neither had ever been to school. Both work labor-intensive jobs around their village.

After the baby was born, Trat was unable to work like she had before. Whenever she can leave the baby with a neighbor, she walks to nearby farms to work on the land for a small income.

For water, Trat travels half an hour to a contaminated spring. To get there, she walks a slippery, muddy trail and over a makeshift bridge.

Like many of her neighbors in Yern Muoy village, Trat drinks directly from the spring and uses the water for cooking, washing, and bathing. She takes 2 to 3 trips per day, and the water makes her sick.

Despite her family’s challenges, Trat remains cheerful and hopeful for her child.

She hopes that one day, her family will have a toilet so that her daughter doesn’t have to fear going outside at night like Trat does. But today, the reality is almost no homes in Yern Muoy village have a toilet.

Yern Muoy goes outside in an open field to use the restroom. Each year, heavy rains flood the unprotected spring where Trat gathers her water, further contaminating it with human feces.

You can help Trat Romas and all of Yern Muoy 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. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ with everyone in Yern Muoy village.

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 Yern Muoy village today.

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February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Yern 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.

April 03, 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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water project, you'll receive:

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    Updates from the field

  • Progress

    Progress in the village

  • Completion

    Completion reports

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Latest Project News

Life in Yern Muoy: Trat’s Story

A 3×4 meter hut built on stilts and roofed with corrugated metal stands in Yern Muoy village, Cambodia. The home belongs to 17-year-old Trat Romas, her husband, and their 1-year-old daughter.

The two married last year, and neither had ever been to school. Both work labor-intensive jobs around their village.

After the baby was born, Trat was unable to work like she had before. Whenever she can leave the baby with a neighbor, she walks to nearby farms to work on the land for a small income.

For water, Trat travels half an hour to a contaminated spring. To get there, she walks a slippery, muddy trail and over a makeshift bridge.

Like many of her neighbors in Yern Muoy village, Trat drinks directly from the spring and uses the water for cooking, washing, and bathing. She takes 2 to 3 trips per day, and the water makes her sick.

Despite her family’s challenges, Trat remains cheerful and hopeful for her child.

She hopes that one day, her family will have a toilet so that her daughter doesn’t have to fear going outside at night like Trat does. But today, the reality is almost no homes in Yern Muoy village have a toilet.

Yern Muoy goes outside in an open field to use the restroom. Each year, heavy rains flood the unprotected spring where Trat gathers her water, further contaminating it with human feces.

You can help Trat Romas and all of Yern Muoy 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. Local Lifewater staff will work house by house to teach healthy habits and share the love of Christ with everyone in Yern Muoy village.

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 Yern Muoy village today.

Read More
February 13, 2019: Water Committee formed

Good news! Yern 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.

April 03, 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

  • 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.

Bunhan

Dieb

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Sokhom

Vorch

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Somaun

Tout

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Klan

Sat

Security Guard

Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Soklay

Lot

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Samay

Yin

WASH Technician

Kunthea

Thorng

Finance and Administration Officer

Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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