Chhouk Raingsei Primary School
Treas is a rural village located in the western part of Siem Reap Province, about 83 kilometers from downtown Siem Reap. Over 85 percent of the local population depends on natural resources in the area to support their livelihoods. Most families are only able to plant rice one time a year while some families generate income from selling forestry and fishery products in the local area. Some farmers are faced with agriculture yielding failure and are then forced to migrate to work in other cities as laborers.The local residents are still concerned over drought and lacking water – especially in the dry season because water sources in the area are easily contaminated with germs and bacteria. Community members typically collect their water from boreholes and ponds in the village to use for cooking, drinking, laundry, and bathing. The school in the village also lacks access to clean water – there is a borehole and a pond that the school utilizes for year-round consumption. The most important need in the school is access to clean drinking water.
Start date: March 22, 2019
End date: March 22, 2019
Organization: Planet Water Foundation