Since 2017, Polio and Children in Need Charity has financed and provided on going maintenance of a lower limb caliper to a single mother of three children allowing her to earn and support her family.
Siem Reap Province
Polio and Children in Need Charity is actively involved at several sites including the villages of Oroong, Tapour and Bat Trong and Ormal.
Secondary School with Teachers Accommodation
In2019, Polio and Children in Need Charity working with Build Your Future Today, a local charity in Cambodia, funded the building of a secondary school with on-campus accommodation for four teachers in the village of Oroong. The school benefits children of not only Oroong, but those from two neighbouring villages, Trapieng Popel and Trapieng Tmar, as well. Currently, 100 students are enrolled in the school.
Oroong is a remote village located approximately 100 km northeast of the city of Siem Reap.
In 2019, Polio and Children in Need Charity working with Build Your Future Today, a Cambodian charity, has constructed five clean water wells in the villages of Tapour and Battrong & Ormal. One of these wells was built in a local school for the benefit of more than 250 school children and teachers. Prior to the building of the wells, the only sources of water for the villagers were local rivers and ponds.
Tapour Village is located 120 km north of the city of Siem Reap and far from any healthcare facilities.
It is 50km from the closest health center,
90 km from the closest satellite hospital, and
120km from the closest main hospital located in Siem Reap.
The population of the village is 1200 including 250 children.
Battrong & Ormal is also a remote village of 379 people located 90km west of Siem Reap.
It is 12km from the closest health center, 20 km from the closest satellite hospital, and 70 km from the closest main hospital.
Year-round access to clean water is a significant issue for the villagers. Water is obtained from nearby ponds or rivers. Approximately 10% of the population in Bottrong and Ormal has access to clean and safe water through boiling their water before drinking. The remainder of the population still does not treat or filter their water.
In the rainy season, people have to get the boat from the village to the health center and to the district.
In the dry season, they ride their motorbike or bicycle or walk to the health center. School students go to school by boat in the rainy season, and in the dry season, they walk to school, which is about six kilometers from the village.
The village does not have latrines.
Water from the wells in both villages can now be used for drinking, personal hygiene, and kitchen garden.