Prey Sbov, Ang Meanchey Primary School

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Prey Sbov is a remote village located to the southeast part of Kampong Speu Province, about 49 kilometers from the town. The village has no water supply and the local people are living under the poverty line, just as the other rural villages in the area. The villagers generate their income from planting rice, raising animals and from crop subsistence agriculture. Most of the adults have migrated away from the village for income generation. Ang Meanchey Primary School was built in the village where children from Prey Sbov Village and from other nearby villages gather to attend school. One hand-pump well is onsite at the school but the water is not safe to drink; however, it is used by students and the villagers because the do not have any alternatives. The main priority for the villagers is to have a clean water supply in the village and a safe water facility in the school. Through the combined efforts of the Nelson family and Planet Water Foundation, World Water Day will be that day when change arrives.

Drinking from Ponds and Contaminated Wells
Untreated Water Sources

“We do not have clean water and it is our most wanted thing here. We need clean water because it has impacted our school attendance when students become sick because of waterborne diseases. The kids here frequently visit the healthcare center for abdominal pain treatment. Our students have poor knowledge regarding good hygiene practices. I am so glad to hear that our school is selected as one among the Project 24 in the Province - this will help us to improve our school attendance and also help the villagers here.”

– Mr. Oeun Sitha, School Headmaster

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