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clean latrines + water filters

Clean Latrines, Pregnant Mothers

Families in Battambang do not have family latrines. Instead they practice open defecation in nearby fields. CWS has partnered with local development teams to provide construction materials for latrines if the family provides the labor and enclosure materials. Together, they have given many families dignified ways to relieve themselves.

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Battambang Province Nikhom Kinom Village

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The Chhum Soy Family, in partnership with Church World Service and local ground support team, RDA, is the beneficiary of a clean latrine and water filter.

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CWS makes regular visits to their beneficiary villages to assess the needs of the local people. The villagers continuously say that food is their greatest need. They do not understand the effects of contamination from open defecation or the associated health risks. They feel a latrine is secondary to food. CWS has since implemented sanitation education sessions to explain the health risks associated with poor sanitation and hygiene and has shown how malnutrition is just as much a symptom of hunger as it is poor sanitation.

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The Chhum Soy’s neighbors, the Aem Soem Family

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This family has no land of their own; the government owns their parcel of land and allows the family to live there. The Soem family did not have access to a latrine or clean water and because they do not have their own land they were not able to farm and grow their own food. CWS provided this family with a latrine and a water filter to improve their conditions.

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Health Center Director, Hh Vuth

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This health center is where pregnant women come for their check-ups. They are also able to use a clean latrine while at the facility. Many women walk miles from their villages to use the facility because they do not have access to a latrine where they live. CWS helped repair the health center’s latrines.

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Lan Sot, 37 and his wife are having a new latrine constructed at their home. CWS provided the construction materials, including the rings to build the hole, and the family provided the labor to build the structure. They now have a dignified location to relieve themselves.

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Prak Sim of Sra-aem Khang Tboung region in Northern Cambodia

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Sim’s family is receiving a new latrine. She has saved enough money to provide the labor for construction and materials for the enclosure. Church World Service provided the building materials and construction equipment. Before having her own latrine she used to defecate in the nearby field. She didn't feel great having to be exposed while relieving herself. One day, while defecating, she saw a snake moving towards her and had to run away mid-cycle. She gave an embarrassed laugh and said things like that happen all of the time and its horrible.

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