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Thanks for Helping Families Tackle Sanitation

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The topic of this month's newsletter isn't glamorous - and it may be a little awkward - but to the rural Cambodian families who live far from centralized sanitation facilities, it is truly important. So, on their behalf, we thank you for helping them with this challenge....

Can you imagine living in the middle of rice paddies, and having no sanitation facilities? No bathroom? Envisioning this, you can probably see why having an alternative makes such a huge difference in their lives! So please read on to learn more.....

A major challenge in rural Cambodia is that families often have no latrines at their homes. Lacking any alternative, they have no options other than using the open fields, or woods or a river in the rare instances where those are nearby. The fields, of course, are the source of their rice and food, and we all know that contamination can be a major cause of diarrhea and other diseases. Combined with poor hygiene, the result is lost labor productivity for adults, …