Conclusion of #7 Makara Village Wells for Women Project – Cambodia

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Jessica Snyder. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to build two hand pump wells in Taing Krasiang.

Jessica reports:

The #7 Makara Village Wells for Women project has been completed! Both wells were hand dug to a depth of 16 meters. One well has a three-meter diameter (as planned), while at the other well site we were able to install cement cylinders with a 5-meter diameter.

Both wells tested negative for arsenic poison and are now fully operational. At the completion of the project, in order to educate the new well owners, I led a seminar on clean water sanitation practices.

In Cambodia, everyone lends a hand to their neighbors. When construction was ready to begin, the digging became a communal effort. Many young school boys stayed at the site for days helping to see the project through to the end.

Over 65 people now have access to water because of these wells. One woman was so excited at having water close to her home, she started a vegetable garden the day after construction finished.

Everyone who will be using this water is very pleased with the project. All of the families want me to pass on their genuine gratitude to everyone who was involved in making this possible. One smiling Grandmother in particular wishes everyone who donated “a long life, great wealth, success, and happiness”!

Thanks to all my friends and family who made a donation, and thanks to Water Charity for creating such a great resource for Peace Corps Volunteers!

We, in turn, extend our thanks to Jessica for completing this terrific project, and to her friends and family for providing the funding.