Thanks for Helping Families Tackle Sanitation
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.....
|Rural homes do not have a latrine|
|Our Staff Polin, checking the quality of a latrine|
With your great support, and Rotary, and SC Australia and our international supporters, we have been able to help these village families build more than 977 latrines in total.
Read below for some personal stories of the families who have recently received the latrines from our project in Prey O'mal community....
Families Appreciate their First Latrines
Without latrines, there are no alternatives to polluting the rice fields, and ultimately - due to runoff during the rainy season - polluting the nearby ponds and rivers. Without latrines, families experience dysentery and other sanitation-related illnesses.
The families are always excited at the idea of a latrine. Through healthcare and hygiene education, they have learned how they help prevent illness. And everyone everywhere - including rural Cambodia - appreciates a little modesty and privacy!
|During just the past two months, we have helped the villagers |
to build 41 latrines in our new target village of Prey O'mal.
Sustainable Cambodia sometimes helps individual households build latrines, but most often the community works together to build latrines in a cooperative effort. Sustainable Cambodia supplies families with latrine materials (concrete for the base, porcelain toilet, PVC pipe and concrete septic tank), while the recipients themselves provide the materials to build the latrine's outer structure (usually wood or thatch) and the labor for digging the pit and constructing the latrine. Sustainable Cambodia also provides recipients with training on building the latrine, and education on sanitation and the dangers of contaminating water sources.
|Grandparents and their grandchildren with their first latrine|
|Aunt Chhun Ev, her children, niece and nephew smile when we interviewed them about their first latrine.|
|Children love to be in the photo with their first latrine|