Affordable Water Eases The Burden of Poverty

Beung Khaik Village, Peam Meanchey Commune Cambodia Mrs. Yong Pom used to spend about 10 to 15 USD every time one of her grandchildren got sick. Their illnesses, mostly diarrhoea caused by unsafe drinking water, would require four to five doses of medicine. Drinking water, imported from nearby Vietnam, costs 2,500 Riel (about 0.55 USD) […]

Giving My Grandchildren A Better Future

Chheu Teal Village, Peam Chileang Commune Cambodia Before becoming their commune’s Community Water Entreprenuers, Mrs. Im Koyhour and her husband Mr. Yan Yoeun were farmers. Farming didn’t give them a predictable income supply: “We only had income from one or two harvests per year and it was unpredictable. This job provides us with a steady […]

Field Notes for April and May, 2015.

Cambodia In April, as part of the final stage of the pre-project development process, Lien AID held a series of meetings with the respective local commune councils and village leaders from each of the identified communes. These communes were selected from our previous needs assessment and situational analysis process and we wanted their reaffirmation of […]

Sharing Knowledge: Speaking at the United Nations about “A River’s Tail”

For the past six months Lien AID and a team based in Cambodia have partnered to create A River’s Tail, a visual documentary of human life along the Mekong river. The story will be told at ariverstail.com by photographers Luc Forsyth and Gareth Bright as they travel from the mouth of the Mekong River in […]

Saved Labor Helps Mrs. Man Provide More Birth Control Education

Pram Damleng Village, Peam Chileang Commune Cambodia Mrs. Man Ti Ma has something of an unconventional business and household, at least at first glance. While much of her income comes from family land that Mrs. Man rents out for growing rice, Mrs. Man’s main focus is on a beauty supply and family planning business in […]

“Water You Waiting For?” A Collaboration With Students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic

This is a contributed post by students year two students in the Advertising & Public Relations diploma programme at Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies. The authors are students Deborah Ooi, Zachary Sng, Ester Porter, Jerome Lum and Ridha Fakhira. “Water You Waiting For?” — that was the question our team of five wanted to […]

Save The Wave: Students Design a Game to Raise Water Awareness

This contributed blog post is the result of a partnership between Lien AID and Year Two Advertising & Public Relations students from the School of Film & Media Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Students Geena Hui, Nurul Natasha, Benjamin Sim, Lisa Leong, and Shee Wen Shin contributed to create this. Lien AID thanks these students for […]

Field Notes for March, 2015

Singapore: Celebrating World Water Day 2015 with #The Water Machine                   Every year, the Singapore Public Utilities Board (PUB) celebrates Singapore World Water Day with community partners throughout the month of March. This year, the main event on 21 March was staged together with partners from both […]

Fifteen Completed Treatment Plants Transferred to Local Cambodians

On Thursday, March 26th Lien AID and UNICEF handed over 15 recently completed water treatment project sites at an event in Tbong Khmum province, Cambodia. The completed water treatment plants and associated infrastructure are now owned by the local communities. The project sites in Prey Veng Province, Kampong Cham Province and Tbong Khmum Province were a collaboration […]

Field Notes for January and February, 2015

Every month we share updates on recent work from our offices around Asia. This month’s Field Notes has updates from the three countries we work in: China, Cambodia, and Singapore. China: On January 30th in Guizhou Province Lien AID, held project management training for six Student Village Officers whose projects have been selected for implementation […]