Phnom Kravanh Health Center Latrine Project – Cambodia

Leach Commune, Phnom Kravanh District, Pursat Province, Cambodia

Community Description
Phnom Kravanh is located in rural Pursat province 35 km southwest of Pursat town and 215 km from Phnom Penh.

Phnom Kravanh is a hub for more than 20 surrounding villages. The people from these villages come to Kravanh for the large market, bank, businesses, transportation to Pursat and other parts of the country, and health care.

Most families in Kravanh are involved in farming in some way. Rice fields and orange groves fill the area as well as other fruit trees that thrive near the 3 rivers that flow through the communities.

Phnom Kravanh Health Center is very important to the community because it is the only one in the area. Serving more than 20 surrounding villages, the center has over 30 staff members and a steady flow of patients.

Problem Addressed
Five buildings make up the health center compound, and there is a severe lack of latrines for the number of people there on a daily basis, specifically for the maternity ward.

Like many health centers in Cambodia, the primary patients are pregnant mothers and children. Right now there is no latrine specifically for the maternity ward. Women who come in to give birth either use the staff restroom or the in-patient restrooms which are both hefty walks from the maternity ward.

Project Description
This project is to build a latrine facility to serve the maternity ward of the health center.

The structure will be built near the maternity ward, and will contain 2 latrines that empty into a single septic tank. It will include a water cistern on each side accompanying the latrines. Water will come from the same supply that feeds the other bathrooms at the health center.

The structure will be built using regular concrete for the walls, the cheapest tile they have for the floor, an aluminum roof, and doors made of wood and plastic.

The work will be done by a local construction company using materials purchased from a local seller.

Water Charity funds will be used for materials, including tanks, tank covers, toilets, bricks, sand, stones, tile, plastic doors, poles, cement, and metal sheets. The funds will also be used for the skilled labor.

Project Impact
12,000 people in 20 villages will benefit from the project. From 20-200 or more patients cycle through the center for medical care every day.

Peace Corps Volunteer Directing Project
Tysor Anderson

The two new latrines, which will be accessible to patients and staff from the maternity ward, will improve the health and well-being of all who pass through the center each day.

Dollar Amount of Project

Donations Collected to Date

Dollar Amount Needed
$105.00 – This project has received major funding through the generosity of the Elmo Foundation, with the expectation of additional donations from the friends, family, and supporters of the Peace Corps Volunteer.

We encourage others to continue to donate using the Donate button below, and we will notify the Peace Corps Volunteer of your donation. Additional funds will be used to fund the next project by the PCV and/or those of other PCVs in the country of service.

This project has been finished. To read about the conclusion of the project, CLICK HERE.