Community Ponds Change Lives
|Prey O'mal, our new target village|
Your support helps families break the cycle of poverty.We are grateful for all our supporters around the world, including you, Youthlinc, Starquest Expeditions, and the many Rotarians who are working through Sustainable Cambodia and Sustainable Cambodia Australia to help village families and children. With everyone's help, nearly 400 wells are providing safe water, more than 4,500 students are currently enrolled in our schools, and nearly 25,000 Cambodians have been able to change their lives for the better. None of this would be happening without supporters like you!
|Rural families can grow vegetables all year round with the water from our community pond program|
Community Ponds Change LivesOur Community Pond Program provides community members with an affordable and sustainable way to improve their family's health and to help them produce food and generate income during the dry season.
|One SC-supported community pond in Prey O'mal village|
Not only are families engaged in co-creating a sustainable community asset, they are productive during the long dormant period between the rice harvest and the next rice planting. With locally earned income, families don't have to leave their homes for jobs in the distant areas, and their children can stay in school!
The families in Prey O'mal village, a new SC target area, have helped to dig four new community ponds, which are benefiting more than 40 families. In the following section you will meet one of those families, and see how their lives have changed!
|Mrs. Kong Sophear and her family|
Life was extremely challenging for them when they first moved to this village in 2004. Their home was very far from any water source, and the children often missed school when they had to spend hours fetching water for the family.
|Her vegetable garden with the water from the SC-supported community pond|
|Mrs. Kong Sophear and her husband in their vegetable garden next to the SC-supported community pond|
|Sophear and her husband harvesting their vegetables to sell at the market|
|Mrs. Kong and her husband working in their vegetable garden|
|Mrs. Kong Sophear and her husband next to the pond|