Svay Leu, Cambodia

Reaching the unreached in northwestern Cambodia

While much of urban Cambodia has access to safe water and sanitation, the people in Svay Leu are far less reached in their remote, rural province. Only 10-15% have access to improved sanitation, and community members and leaders consistently point to lack of safe water access as a major obstacle to personal health and productivity. Most people have never heard that they are known and loved by God.

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Program Goal:


People Served:

28100

Healthy Homes:

3300

Water Projects:

70

School Latrines:

6

Progress as of November 7, 2017


People Served:

13045

Healthy Homes:

641

Water Projects:

32

School Latrines:

1

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Program Milestones:


Field Office Launch

The Svay Leu field office launched in June 2016.
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Baseline Survey

The baseline survey was completed in July 2016.
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Healthy Homes

The first Healthy Homes were certified 
in November 2016.
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Water Points

The first water point was constructed in January 2017.
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Healthy Communities

Almost every home is healthy and safe sustainable water is available to the community.

Program Completion

The Svay Leu program is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

Latest Water Points Completed:
Date:

July 31, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Pond

# People Served:

455

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Svay Leu | Trapeang Tuem

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

July 12, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Well

# People Served:

385

Location Type:

School

Location:

Kantout | Chub Romdeng

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

June 30, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Pond

# People Served:

1519

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Svay Leu | Ta Siem | Rohal

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 9, 2017

Type:

Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

250

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kantout | Chub Romdeng

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 8, 2017

Type:

Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

300

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kantout | Chub Romdeng

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 7, 2017

Type:

Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

185

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Ta Siem | Trapeang Thmor

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 6, 2017

Type:

Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

300

Location Type:

School

Location:

Kantout | Pjerk Chhrom

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 5, 2017

Type:

Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

300

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kantout | Pjerk Chhrom

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 3, 2017

Type:

Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

190

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kantout | Pjerk Chhrom

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 2, 2017

Type:

Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

190

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kantout | Pjerk Chhrom

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 31, 2017

Type:

Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

200

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kantout | Pjerk Chhrom

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 30, 2017

Type:

Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

200

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Svay Leu | Rum Chek

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

March 27, 2017

Type:

Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

350

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Svay Leu | Rum Chek

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 8, 2017

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

200

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Trapeang Popel

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 6, 2017

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

200

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Trapeang Tuem

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 6, 2017

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

200

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Trapeang Tuem

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

February 7, 2017

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

47

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Rum Chek

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

February 6, 2017

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

33

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Trapeang Tuem

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

February 6, 2017

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

28

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Trapeang Tuem

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

February 6, 2017

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

30

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Trapeang Tuem

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 5, 2017

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

100

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Ta Siem | Rohal

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 5, 2016

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

250

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Ta Siem | Rohal

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 5, 2016

Type:

Rehabilitated Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

200

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Ta Siem | Rohal

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 5, 2017

Type:

Rehabilitated Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

100

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Ta Siem | Rohal

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

April 3, 2017

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

150

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Trapeang Popel

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

January 5, 2017

Type:

Pond

# People Served:

250

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kantout | Pjerk Chhrom

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

February 3, 2017

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

49

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Rolum Tuk

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

February 3, 2017

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

35

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Rolum Tuk

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

February 3, 2017

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

22

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Rolum Tuk

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

February 3, 2017

Type:

Rehab Hand Dug Well

# People Served:

30

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Rolum Tuk

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

December 23, 2016

Type:

Pond

# People Served:

150

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kan Tout | Chub Romdeng

New Water Point:
Previous Source:
Date:

December 14, 2016

Type:

Pond

# People Served:

250

Location Type:

Village

Location:

Kantout | Chub Romdeng

New Water Point:
Previous Source:

641 healthy homes and counting.

Every family learns to store water safely, build and use its own latrine, handwashing station, and drying rack, and earns an official “Healthy Home” certificate. Each one is a reason to celebrate.

74%

of the population lives in extreme poverty

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50%

of children under-five reported having diarrhea in last 7 days

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#1 concern

identified by community is water scarcity

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34%

of the population in Cambodia lack access to an improved water supply

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10-15%

of people in Svay Leu have a toilet or a latrine

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Meet The Team

Lifewater field staff work with persistence, humility, and courage to walk alongside each family in the project area with the knowledge and encouragement they need to help themselves.

Thearith Vuthearith

Driver

Sophea Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Sam Onn Inn

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Samnang Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Soklay Log

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Kim Eng Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Varaseer Chan

WASH Technician

Sopheak Im

Cambodia Country Director

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Sopheak Im

Cambodia Country Director

Senior Staff, Svay Leu, Cambodia

Sopheak Im joined the Lifewater team in August 2015 to establish Lifewater programs in Cambodia. He is passionate about holistic, transformational community development, especially focused on the well-being of children. Sopheak holds a B.A. in English with a major in interpretation and translation and an MDM (Master of Management Development) in NGO Management. He has over 14 years of community development experience working with rural families and vulnerable children in Cambodia, including 7 years of working in WASH programs. He has participated in international forums and workshops held in Australia, Solomon Island, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines focused on program management and development for vulnerable children and the marginalized.

Phirath Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

“Safe water, sanitation, and hygiene will not only combat the current drought that Cambodia is experiencing, but will give safe water, health, and hope to thousands.”


Carol Nowlin, Regional Program Director, Southeast Asia

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