Trapeang Thmor Well Project – Cambodia
Trapeang Thmor is a rural farming village of 156 families located about 7 kilometers from Srang in Kampong Speu province of Cambodia. Of the 701 people who live in Trapeang Thmor, 351 are under the age of 18.
There is no access to electricity in the village, although some families use batteries to power lights at night. During the dry season, which lasts from November to March, families in Trapeang Thmor have very little access to clean drinking water. This results in many preventable illnesses.
This project is to build a hand pump well in the village. It will be located close to a strip of houses where about 50 families will be within a one-kilometer walk to access the water.
The project was planned by Sameourn, who works for Volunteers for Educational Services in Asia, and the Peace Corps Volunteer, after consulting with the village chief Phan Chok.
Various drilling companies that drill wells in Kampong Speu were contacted to compare rates. They decided on Mao Touch Water Well Drilling company, based out of Phnom Penh. A discounted rate was agreed to if the community were to build the cement base. The community agreed to build with their own funds.
The well will be from 25 m – 30 m deep in order to ensure access to water year round. At the top, there will be a hand pump and a faucet surrounded by a basin for water which will be built by the community.
Water Charity funds will be used to pay the drilling company to drill the well and install the pump.
230 people will benefit from this project. This is comprised of 50 families (out of the 156 families in the community) residing within 1 kilometer of the well.
Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
This is a well-planned project arising out of an urgent community need. It utilizes experts in the technology and incorporates a significant community contribution.
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$0.00 – This project has now been fully funded through the generosity of Elizabeth Szabo of Pembroke, VA, USA, in memory of Edward and Vera Peet.
We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify Peace Corps Volunteer Peter Cooper of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by Peter and/or those of other PCVs in the country.