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 February 23, 2017


People Served:

935

Healthy Homes:

392

Water Projects:

0

School Latrines:

0

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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

Construction begins when water committees are trained and operational.
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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.

392 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.

Sam Onn Inn

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Kim Eng Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phally Soeb

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Samnang Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phirath Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

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.

Veasna San

Provincial Program Manager

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Veasna San

Provincial Program Manager

Svay Leu, Cambodia

Veasna San joined the Lifewater Cambodia team in May 2016. Veasna serves as the Lifewater’s Provincial Program Manager and leads WASH programming in Svay Lea, Cambodia. San has over 9 years of holistic community development experience with 8 years of rural WASH development in Cambodia. Veasna holds a Bachelor degree in Veterinary Sciences from Preak Leap University.

“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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