Anlongsa, Banteay Meanchey
Anlongsa Village, 2 Pump Wells
"Our village has faced a lack of water in the dry season and it is almost dry again. Even now we are suffering. We currently get water from a small pond and more than ten families are accessing it everyday. Other families fetch water from the river. Unfortunately, the river is now dry and the water is shallow and it is not clean", Hoau Hert said. "We would like to ask for 2 pump wells in order to have enough water for the 310 families in Anlongsa village."
Hoau Hert is 54 years old. She lives in Anlongsa village and has 2 sons and 2 daughters. Hoau supports her family by growing rice 6 months a year and selling fruit and vegetables surrounding her land, such as papaya, bananas, and sweetsop. She said, "Last year her family had very big issues with no water because the small pond and river they use to get water dried up. She is now worried of the water drying up again since it is being evaporated and used everyday."
Hoau earns $5 per day (20000 Riel). She buys food for $2.50 and the other $2.50 she uses to buy water. But sometimes she couldn't support her family to buy water so she and her daughter have to walk 5 kilometres to the river to carry water home. She added, "it was very difficult to fetch water from the river because it is hard to access“. Besides that the water is dirty and isn’t good for drinking just for washing and cooking. Hoau and the villagers are very happy to know that this project will provide water directly to the village and help many poor families in Anlongsa to access clean water from the well and no longer need to walk many kilometres from their homes.
"If our village has 2 pump wells through this project we are so blessed, our lives will be easier than before and villagers won’t get sick everyday because of diarrhoea, typhoid, and other diseases from using unclean water”, Hoau said. The villagers would like to say thank you very much to the generous donors who have helped us here in Cambodia.
Implementing Partner Youth of Banteay Meanchey