It’s the sacred month of Muharram, and here at Global Ehsan Relief, we’re dedicating this month especially to our Care for Clean Water projects! Recently, we caught up with our GER Cambodia team – a team that takes charge of our Water Well projects in Cambodia – to ask them more about the impact of our Water Wells in rural villages, as well as the importance of clean water.
Below is our Conversation with Adam, our Water Well Officer from GERC!
Cambodia is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture. However, it is also a country that faces many challenges, including poverty, lack of access to education, and poor healthcare. One of the biggest challenges facing Cambodia is the lack of access to clean water.
It is relatively easy for me to get clean water. I live in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and there is a good supply of clean water available. However, I know that this is not the case for everyone in Cambodia. Many people in rural areas have to walk long distances to collect water from rivers or streams, and the water is often not clean.
It is very difficult for communities living in rural areas of Cambodia to get clean water. They often have to walk long distances to collect water from rivers or streams, and the water is often not clean. This can lead to waterborne diseases, such as diarrhea, cholera, and typhoid.
Our Water Wells have had a significant impact on the communities we serve. They have provided people with access to clean water, which has helped to reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases. They have also freed up time for women and children, who no longer have to spend hours collecting water. This has allowed them to focus on other activities, such as education and employment.
I remember one story from a woman in a rural village. She told me that before our Water Well was built, she had to travel 5 kilometers every day to collect water from a stream. The water was often dirty, and her children would often get sick. After our Water Well was built, she no longer had to walk to the river, and her children no longer got sick. She was able to use her time to focus on her family and her work.
I would say that building a Water Well is one of the most impactful things you can do to help people in Cambodia. Clean water is essential for life, and it can help to improve people’s health, education, and economic opportunities. I would encourage you to consider building a Water Well for a community in Cambodia. It is a gift that will last a lifetime.