No, not the East Anglian one, the Cambodian parish that shares the same name – in Pailin, on the border with Thailand. Here the Marist Brothers do wonderful work with the poor and disadvantaged in this very deprived area, once the final stronghold of the Khmer Rouge.
One of the Brothers’ latest proposals is to sink two bore wells in an area 25 miles outside Pailin City to provide water for Phnom Prier Primary School where presently the only source of water is this [cracked & leaking] rainwater tank and a stagnant pool. And yes, those are toilets but there’s no water so the doors are sealed shut! The wells, at a cost of £1050 each will also serve over 1000 families living in the area. This is literally, a life-changing project and so important for the future development of health and education services in one of the poorest parts of Cambodia.
Thanks to the generosity of Aylsham Rotary Club and 3 private donors, we have £850 towards the first well. Can anyone help fund the remaining £200 and bring water to Phnom Prier? If you can help, even a little bit, please get in touch [details on Support Cambodia ‘home’ page.]