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Ferry girl on Tonle Sap river collecting money for river crossing

Ouk Yon, headmaster of Kahn Chong primary school with a little girl who suffers from malnutrition.  She went to Tralach referral hospital for a checkup and was given nutritional supplements to strengthen her.  Kahn Chong school is the poorest in Tralach district, and is close to Kahn Chong moslem village.  The school takes both Moslem and Buddhist children.

Children on the river in a typical fishing boat.  The water quality is very bad, and they have no alternative but to use the water for cleaning, cooking, and drinking!

In discussion with two ladies about the water quality and installation of Free Flow 60 filters in their village on Tonle Sap River

A young girl has her own business making sugared ice drinks, using a very decorative ice making machine, coloured yellow and red. She is always there, day after day, in the centre of her village on Tonle Sap, next to the ferry landing site, and SCV clean water site.  Her ice will now be clean and healthy!

A baby at Koh Tkov Health centre waiting for treatment.  She looks so healthy, but often babies have stomach problems normally related to contaminated water.  Tonle Sap river is the worst affected in the district, especially in the rainy season

A brother and sister enjoying some fruit in the cool of the late afternoon on the river

The children are so poor but so happy. Their main problem is poor health and hygiene, caused mainly by lack of clean drinking water and good hygiene.

Nice scarf!

An elderly lady in traditional Khmer dress, on a farm road in the depths of Kampong Chhnang countryside

A young boy peeping from his parents river boat

The dentist is too far away to visit, but who cares!  A village elder at Kahn Chong village.  Kahn Chong was the first village SCV installed clean water systems, and there are now 3 systems looking after over 200 families.  Villagers contribute towards the upkeep and maintenance of the systems

Elderly lady enjoying a locally made cigar

A young Moslem girl in traditional shawl

An old man at Takol Pagoda making himself another cigar.

A young boy with his new notepad and pen, gazing at a brick during a teaching session at kahn Chong Mosque after installation of a clean water system there.

Village elder on his way to the Mosque after parking his bicycle

Life on the river, underneath a river house.

Orphan children at kampong Chhnang government orphanage after receiving their SCV notebooks and pens.  The clean water site is in constant use by the 68 children there, and we are told that their health has generally improved

One of the orphan girls in the beautiful orphanage  garden at the back of the property, being assisted by her friend.

We were buying some pipes in the local market, when the owners daughter started to model her new hat.  And what a wonderful model she made!

She is not only a good model, but also has teaching skills!

Nhek Vanthen, chief monk at Takol Pagoda, in discussion about installation of the clean water system at the pagoda

Srey Yean, Headmaster of Takol primary school, is a perfect local partner to have, and has been very proactive in our JV together, making a huge effort to make the clean water system a success at the school.  He is also a wonderful person, and a good friend!

“Sok sa bai?”  (“How are you?” in Khmer)

Ny Lors, Kahn Chong Village Chief.  He has been another strong JV partner, working hard to educate the village in clean water and good hygiene.  He personally manages the maintenance of the 3 systems in the village, and every time we visit over 100 villagers come and say hello!



  1. Emily  August 14, 2018

    Hi there, always i used to check blog posts here early in the break of day, since i like to find out more and more.


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