For most of her life, Mrs. Kimhuon and her family had no working toilet. They primarily used the fields outside of their village in Cambodia for defecation. In 2020, that all changed when a donor provided the funds for Trailblazer Foundation to build a new latrine for her village. Here’s what she said after the installation:
“Since receiving the latrine, my family no longer walks into the bushes. We feel safer and more comfortable having the latrine at home. And we’re saving money on medicine.”
Unfortunately, there are many more families who are still struggling with poor sanitary conditions. We’ve been contacted by numerous villages that are in desperate need of basic latrines. Without these facilities, they may face a number of dangers, from animal attacks to environmental hazards to infectious diseases. Help with our Fall 2022 initiative. Your support will help provide basic toilets that are clean and out of harm’s way.
Since our inception in 2004 as a nonprofit, Trailblazer has worked with more than 300 villages in Siem Reap province. Your support is more crucial than ever for our work to continue long term. We are so grateful for you, and for all you do to help poor rural Cambodian families move from poverty into more healthy and sustainable livelihoods.
Why should I give monthly? To make an even greater impact. With consistent monthly giving it makes implementing our four programs (Health, Food Security, Education and Economic Development) easier because we know the funding will be there.
We welcome individuals interested in volunteering, interning and fundraising at our work site in Cambodia or from your home. We expect that your greatest satisfaction will come from knowing you helped a number of rural Cambodian families.
Because past civil wars, political unrest, and genocide set the stage for significant rural poverty in Cambodia today.
There are several reasons why Cambodia is such a poor country, some with their roots in past events, and some due to present-day issues. Collectively, these influences have left one in five Cambodians living in poverty.
The plight of Cambodia’s rural villager is what inspired Trailblazer Foundation’s co-founders, Chris Coats and Scott Coats, to create a nonprofit that focuses on Siem Reap province and clean water.
Moving Rural Cambodian Families from Survival to Sustainability….