Senk Thbong, Banteay Meanchey
Senk Thbong Village, 2 Pump Wells
The village of Senk Thbong has 308 families that are currently suffering from a water shortage. They are afraid of running out of water because the canal they are using cannot supply the whole village.
Chea Savorn is 60 years old and lives in the village with her daughter and husband who is 63 years old. Chea and her husband earn a few dollars a day planting rice and harvesting bamboo. Chea said, "a few months ago my family faced very big trouble with a shortage of water in my village". They had no water for 2 days because the canal had run out of water and become shallow and dirty.
Her family currently walks 1.5km every day to collect water from the canal. "However", she said, "We will run out of water if there is no more rain in the next 1 or 2 months". The water is dirty and smells bad and she worries about getting illness and diarrhoea.
Chea said, "I am very happy if my village can have a well, many poor families like mine can have access to clean water". She hopes that when her village has wells she will not be sad and have trouble getting water anymore. She also hopes that the other families wont have to worry about getting illness, diarrohea and water shortages. She's also excited she can grow vegetables for food. She would like to say that she is very grateful to the donors and Well Directed for helping her village have a chance to receive clean drinking water from pump wells.
For US $1,500 we can build two pump wells to provide clean water for the 308 families for Senk Thbong Village.
Implementing Partner Youth of Banteay Meanchey