Highlights/Key Accomplishments For The Year 2017

CWS Cambodia | February 20, 2018

CWS Cambodia Country Representative – Mao Sophal. Photo: CWS

* In January, with 16 years’ experience as a program staff leader, Sophal Mao was named Country Representative, becoming the first Cambodian to hold the position.

* With Week of Compassion funding from the Teach WASH project, 336 new sanitary latrines were built, marking a 42% increase in latrines among the 799 households in the four villages; one of the four villages obtained Open Defecation Free status.

* Through Promoting Better Lives education and awareness-raising sessions, 71 % of participating families became food secure this year – a 32% increase over last year. And, the rate of severely underweight children significantly dropped from 4% in 2016 to 0.3% in 2017. Additionally, with successful behavior change activities like using soap and water for hand-washing, water-borne disease rates among these families dropped from 15.7% last year to 4% this year.

* In June, after 24 years partnering with families, communities and local government, CWS phased out of programming in Kampong Thom Province in north central Cambodia.

Leslie Wilson, CWS Asia Regional Coordinator and CWS Cambodia team at Kampong Thom closing event. Photo: CWS

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