Through the years, Trailblazer has collected many stories from beneificiaries of our products and services about how their lives have been changed because of our aid. Here is one such story....
Jomreoun and her family live in a small village in the Pouk district of Cambodia. Access to water is essential to her well being and that of her husband and their child. Like Jomreoun, 12.3 million others in Cambodia do not have access to a piped water supply. This makes up 70% of Cambodia’s total population (World Bank 2015). Instead, Jomreoun’s water came from her father’s house where she would have to walk everyday to collect. She described this water as dirty, it caused her family sickness, requiring them to spend money on medical expenses. Sometimes they experienced shortages of water, which she said wasted time and energy, and increased their health problems.
Jomreoun and her family received a well and biosand water filter from the Trailblazer Foundation in 2017, and since then she reports her life has changed drastically. With a well and filter on her own property, Jomreoun has access to water she describes as clean and good tasting. Her family’s health has improved greatly and they no longer have to spend money on medicine. Her garden has improved with better access and quality of water. With no more water shortages, Jomreoun can use this access to water to drink, cook, bathe her child, and grow her garden without worry.
Reliable and safe access to drinking water is a foundational step for development and wellbeing of rural Cambodian communities. With clean water, illness decreases, enabling children to attend school, and adults to have more time to work and grow food. It allows communities to flourish and achieve higher quality of life.
We sincerely appreciate and thank our donors who give generously to help improve the lives of poor rural Cambodian families and reduce levels of poverty - one family, one community at a time. Your financial gifts truly are making an impact and changing lives.
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