Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Cambodia.

Thursday, Nov 20: Final Day of Week 1

Posted in Cambodia on November 20, 2014

We completed our first latrine today!

Sandra, Cathy, and I worked on plastering the inside of the latrine while Scott and Todd took on the dirty job of hauling the mud out of the pit and getting the cement rings in place for the waste reservoir. It was a long day but we managed to get everything done that we had set out to do.

There will still be some finishing work, such as installing the porcelain squat toilet, that will be completed the next day by our Bu’s - a job that is best left to the professionals. It was incredible to see what we had accomplished in four days that seemed to whiz by so fast! The family was very grateful for the latrine and for our help on the project; it was heartwarming to hear them say ‘akun’ at the end, but we felt equally grateful to have shared in the experience with them!

Sarah Armstrong
DWC Team Leader
Cambodia, November 2014

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