Kambour Village, Cambodia (in the Oddar Meanchey Province) is a very impoverished, rural village in a remote area of northwestern Cambodia. There is little commerce besides farming here and many of the parents leave their children to find work in distant cities in Cambodia and Thailand. Sometimes they come home with money they earned, but sometimes they do not and if they do, it can be a very long time between visits. While the parents are away, the children stay with relatives in the village. A Children’s Center has been built that is working to care for these neglected children so they may learn about the Christianity, as well as life skills and hygiene, and receive an education to break the cycle of absent parenting. The children also are part of a feeding program as many are malnourished (rice is a common food item and rats are a common problem. Currently, there are 150 children in the program.
The current water source is a shallow well and two ponds that are close to the Children’s Center. The people suffer from various diseases. Typhoid, diarrhea, parasites and worms are quite common. They use well water, water from the small creek, and water from ponds to drink, cook with and for all other household needs but the water source is not clean.
This project is a deep well that would provide clean water to drink for the children who come daily to the Center as well as to the entire community.
The well has been drilled and water is flowing! The children are playing in the water and also are making soup with the clean water from the well. The children at Kambour Village and community are now enjoying abundant clean water!
Randa Lee, she is the wife of Setan Lee who directs Transform Asia & Kambour Village, provided this big testimony. “It is a drought season (which is actually abnormal for the country at this time) so people are lacking water. Many people are trying to drill to find water without success. We, praise the Lord, do have water and are able to share with the community!”
A man arrived with a truck (photos below) to fill the truck bed with water to help deliver water to some people with no water. The water appears yellow in the photo because there is something in his plastic that is causing the color. The water from the well is clear and clean.
These local men (photos below) want to say thank you and give testimony, “Thank you for who gave this well. It is not just for the people to drink, but our animals now have water also. It is saving us a lot. Thank you for the well that you are sharing with the community. Before we would use the river, but it always dries up. Now we are blessed to be able to use the well where there is water.”
I will have one more set of photos for you once I receive photos showing the well completely finished with a cement platform, etc…
Thank you so much for changing the lives of the children and people of Kambour Village.
These local men want to say thank you and give testimony, “Thank you for who gave this well. It is not just for the people to drink, but our animals now have water also. It is saving us a lot. Thank you for the well that you are sharing with the community. Before we would use the river, but it always dries up. Now we are blessed to be able to use the well where there is water.”