In the news, we regularly hear about poverty and need across the globe, of people struggling and living with hunger and disease. In Siem Reap Province, the second poorest province in Cambodia, Trailblazer is providing rural villagers with healthy water through our bio-sand water filters, an abundant consistent supply of water from our wells, and better sanitation with latrines.
It's easy to forget how we take access to water for granted, when we can simply turn on the tap and it's there. And let's not forget the amount of water that is wasted, on average - 25% of what comes into our home, just to flush the toilet.
It all starts with water. There is little dispute amongst the Trailblazer Board, staff and recipients that when we provide clean potable water their families are healthier and have more energy. Adults are better able to work and provide for their families. Children can attend school and continue their education.
Additionally, when villagers have a well, they have a sufficient supply of water for improved hygiene and sanitation. They can establish and irrigate bigger and better homestead gardens to better feed their families. Better health and more productive gardens means rural villagers can obtain increased “food security,” the second program in Trailblazer's comprehensive development strategy.
Our goal for 2018 is to provide wells to at least 100 families. With the generous support of its donors, Trailblazer is a little more than half way to reaching that goal. Trailblazer has improved the health conditions of rural families by drilling 53 wells and directly benefitting265 people (an average of 5 persons per family).
You have the power to be an agent of healing and hope for more rural villagers, and to help us reach our goal. Every gift counts. Your contribution will make a difference and transform the lives of people in rural Cambodia.
We wish to thank everyone who helped make a difference in the lives of these 53 families by donating a well, giving them hope of a better life.
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