Conclusion of Foyer Lataste Water Project – Cambodia

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

The project was to restore water to the school by replacing the pumping system.

Emily reports:

Thanks to the generous funds from Water Charity, the well at Foyer Lataste orphanage has been successfully repaired.

The old pump broke down after a small rock became lodged in the pipes.

Over the course of a month, a new pump system was installed. The new pump is much smaller and less powerful than the previous pump. The water pumped to the surface is under less pressure, thus diminishing the risk of damage to the system in the future.

Money from Water Charity was used to buy pipes, the pump engine and the automation system.

The labor was completed by several repairmen from the community, including employees and children at the orphanage.

The well provides all of the center’s water, used for the kitchen and for showers, toilets and staff houses.

The repaired well is much appreciated by everyone at Foyer Lataste.

“The well is now very good to use and gives us a lot of water that is good to use. It’s very good for the children, and for the staff, too,” says Sinara, caretaker of Foyer Lataste’s children.

Thanks again for your generous contributions.

We in turn wish to thank Emily for completing this project, and again extend our gratitude to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust for providing the funding.