Today • • 14 June

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Life-Saving Water Wells in Cambodia

Read about the impact of your Water Wells in rural Cambodia, and the lives that you have helped to change for the better!

Meet Aishah, a single mother of four children. Aishah and her family live in Treuy Slouk Village, Bourei Cholsar District, Takeo Province. She earns a living as a rice farmer, however she shared that it has been very difficult for her to earn enough money to support her family. 

“Before Global Ehsan Relief Cambodia built a water well for me and my family, we faced a daily struggle with water scarcity. We had to buy water from a local supplier, which was expensive. It was either that or walking long distances to fetch water from the river.”

“It was time-consuming and difficult, as we had to travel far to get the water, especially when I was pregnant or had my young children with me. The water from the river was also not safe to drink, so we needed to boil it first before drinking it,”

Aishah, villager of Treuy Slouk Village

No longer having to walk far or spend money on water

“When my family received the water well (from Global Ehsan Relief), I was so happy! I no longer have to walk for hours to fetch water, nor do I have to spend money to buy water. I can be sure that the water is safe to drink.”

“This has made a huge difference in my life and the lives of my children. I am so grateful to Global Ehsan Relief Cambodia for building a water well for my family. I would like to say to the donors, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have made a real difference in our lives, and our village. May Allah S.W.T. bless you all abundantly,” Aishah expressed gratefully. 

Carrying water took a toll on her frail body 

Mai Som, aged 64, is a widow who lives in a small Pothien village in Kampong Cham Province. She has three grandchildren who rely on her for support. She works as a day laborer, but she only makes $5 a day, which is never enough to cover all her expenses. 

The family has a dug well near their home, but unfortunately the water in the well is always dirty, and it would often dry up during the dry season. This meant that Mai Som had to rely on her neighbour’s water well which was very inconvenient. Carrying water from their well was a daily struggle that took a toll on her already tired body.

After Global Ehsan Relief Cambodia built a new water well for her family, she felt relieved. Now, her grandchildren finally have clean water to drink and bathe in, and she no longer has to carry water from afar.

Mai Som expressed: “I am so grateful to Global Ehsan Relief Cambodia and the donors who helped build our water well. Now that I have access to clean water, I can focus on other things, like taking care of my grandchildren and earning a living. Thank you for providing me with a water well. This is a tremendous blessing, and I am so grateful for your generosity. It has made a real difference in my life and the lives of many others in our community.”

In this blessed month of Muharram, give the best charity today by doing a waqf Water Well. You can help to supply rural communities with clean water and ensure that they will have a better standard of living.