Give Clean Water to Chet Pir Village

Give Clean Water to Chet Pir Village

Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Population: 374 people (50 families)

Almost funded!

“I feel embarrassed when I see another person in the bush as we go to the toilet.” - Ka, mother of five

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Life in Chet Pir: Ka’s Story

Ka’s 14-year-old daughter makes the hour long journey to collect water every morning before school, and her mother travels to the natural spring in the afternoon.

When they get to the spring, they fill small plastic bottles with water and pack them into a basket that they carry on their back. The process is exhausting.

Ka Ban and her husband Naung have five young children. Ka says that her family doesn’t boil the water, and that she didn’t know that boiling the water could help.

They are afflicted with water-borne illnesses, and her children are sometimes too tired to go to school.

“We have diarrhea, but I don’t know if it is from the water we drink,” Ka said.

Both Ka and her husband do labor-intensive jobs around the village to earn money for food and school fees. Neither she nor Naung were able to go to school for long, and they want better for their children.

Despite their hard work, they cannot afford to build a restroom, so Ka’s family, like so many others in Chet Pir village, defecate in an open field.

Aside from being dangerous during the rainy season when many slip and hurt themselves, and human feces find their way into open water sources, it is undignifying and unhealthy for Ka and her family.

Ka dreams of having a healthy family, clean water, and a restroom for her home.

You can help make this happen for Ka and her neighbors in Chet Pir village. 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, Ka and her daughter can spend their time working and going to school, spending quality time together, and helping the family out of poverty.

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 Chet Pir village today.

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April 14, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Chet Pir! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

March 23, 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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$250 Helps a family

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Life in Chet Pir: Ka’s Story

Ka’s 14-year-old daughter makes the hour long journey to collect water every morning before school, and her mother travels to the natural spring in the afternoon.

When they get to the spring, they fill small plastic bottles with water and pack them into a basket that they carry on their back. The process is exhausting.

Ka Ban and her husband Naung have five young children. Ka says that her family doesn’t boil the water, and that she didn’t know that boiling the water could help.

They are afflicted with water-borne illnesses, and her children are sometimes too tired to go to school.

“We have diarrhea, but I don’t know if it is from the water we drink,” Ka said.

Both Ka and her husband do labor-intensive jobs around the village to earn money for food and school fees. Neither she nor Naung were able to go to school for long, and they want better for their children.

Despite their hard work, they cannot afford to build a restroom, so Ka’s family, like so many others in Chet Pir village, defecate in an open field.

Aside from being dangerous during the rainy season when many slip and hurt themselves, and human feces find their way into open water sources, it is undignifying and unhealthy for Ka and her family.

Ka dreams of having a healthy family, clean water, and a restroom for her home.

You can help make this happen for Ka and her neighbors in Chet Pir village. 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, Ka and her daughter can spend their time working and going to school, spending quality time together, and helping the family out of poverty.

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 Chet Pir village today.

Read More
April 14, 2019: 4 new Healthy Homes Registered

Good news–there are 4 new Healthy Homes in Chet Pir! A home is certified healthy when a family has adopted five healthy habits: washing hands with soap and water, storing and using water safely, building and using a bathroom with a roof and door, using a drying rack to keep dishes off the ground, and keeping the area around the home safe and clean.

March 23, 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

  • 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.

Thida

Mourn

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Yung

Ang

Finance and Admin Officer

Klan

Sat

Security Guard

Sophea

Yan

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Bunhan

Dieb

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Sam Onn

Inn

Provincial Program Manager

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Rith

Louer

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Kunthea

Thorng

Finance and Administration Officer

Bona

Hounn

Junior WASH Technician

Samnang

Khlok

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Romanea

Thong

Cambodia Country Director

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Yek

Pich

Provincial Program Manager

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Boremey

Sann

Human Resources Manager

Phaly

Oem

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Sokhom

Vorch

Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator

Samay

Yin

WASH Technician

Soklay

Lot

Sanitation & Hygiene Officer

Somaun

Tout

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Kim Eng

Lim

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Varaseer

Chan

WASH Technician

Sim

Tiv

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Phirath

Samchhomchan

Finance and Admin Officer

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