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PREK TOAL HOME AND LIFE’ PROJECT

$5,350 of $10,700 goal

Raised by 20 people in 5 months
BACKGROUND

 I am Hoksan AN from Prek Toal village in Cambodia, project manager of the “Greening Prek Toal Project 2017”. This project was successfully completed 26 March 2017, thanks to many local and international donors, who supported us to run this project, along with 160 volunteers.   

There was a lot of damage to our precious flooded forests by fires in the dry season of April 2016. Many houses were severely burnt and the environment was badly damaged   Our donors’ and supporters’ funding and hard work resulted in 3 hectares of fire-damaged land being replanted.

Our villagers now find it very difficult to do their fishing around the lake and also in the rivers, because there are no fish nests and not much water on the lake since that time.

A EXCITING NEW PROJECT FOR PREK TOAL

Our second project is the Prek Toal Home and Life Project, designed to improve villagers’ housing and living quality and repair the damage to families’ homes in the Prek Toal floating village.

For this project will start for two time a year around which is in the month of Feb and Aug, if we could reach as per house budget goal.


The Project is focused on building floating houses for 25 poor families in my community, enhancing living conditions and improving the health of villagers’ environments. This will be done through working with donors, community developers and Prek Toal Tours and Travel’s guests who wish to make a difference to our community.

Our long-term goal is to create a sustainable economic and natural environment for the current and future community. 

Project goal is 25 houses need, and each house including raising farm of ducks and chickens, will cost approximately is AUS$5,350 ( AUS$5,350 = US$4,173.85)
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CONSTRUCTION

The Project aims to build simple ‘floating houses’ (size  6.5m x 8.5m), each comprising one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchen area, a seating area which can be sleeping area as well.  For this we use the following materials:
    -  Bamboos
    - Wooden squares and plates
    - Plastic  tanks
    - Cables to stabilize houses in the wet season and protect them from the high winds.
    - Roofing material......

House Plan


It will take about 4 villagers two weeks to build each house.

The house will be built for the following families:

Family #1:

Mr KONG Samreun,
45 years old, fisherman and sometime a worker in the village and his wife Mrs SOK Neurn (pictured below with four of her 5 children), 38 years old, housewife.  Ms Neurn sometimes works cutting fish in the village with her 3 daughters and 2 sons, who are currently living on a small boat in Prek Toal village.




Family #2:

Mr. SEURM Set  fisherman and sometime work as hire person for a day or monthly in the village and his wife is housewife with 5 Child. 


Family #3:

Mr. PRING Hut  fisherman and sometime work as hire person for a day or monthly in the village and his wife is housewife with 3 Child.


Family #4:

Mrs. SOK Tub fisherwoman and sometime work as hire person for a day or monthly in the village and his wife is housewife with 3 Child.


They are working very hard, fishing on the Tonle Sap lake, both in the day time and night time, but this is not enough for their survival, as they can only earn just enough for buying food.  

Must support their children who study at the school in village. Most of the time their children must help help by cutting heads off the fish to make the Khmer cheese.  When they do this they cannot attend school and their education suffers a lot.

We provide those families with the starting point of a sustainable income by raising ducks and chickens. 

This 100 in total, including 50kg of chickens’ and ducks’ food, and also the basics of a small floating farm as well. The animals will be cared for in floating cages (picture below)... This will be an important part of the project as it will help develop some diversity and increase the sustainability of the family’s finances.

Sample of the farm

We hope to work our way through the community’s neediest families and build houses for them, two at a time, depending on funding.

PROJECT COSTS

Our project goal is 25 houses (and more) to be build for poorest families, and  each house including  raising farm of ducks and chickens,  will cost approximately AUS$5,350 ( AUS$5,350 = US$4,173.85)


Here is my contact detail for  your questions or individual house supporting:

            - My name is: Hoksan AN (Mr.)
            - Phone number: +855(0)77 797 112
            - Email: anhoksan@gmail.com or hoksan-an@prektoal-tours.com
           
           - Address: Prek Toal village, Kah Chhiveang commune, Ek Phnom district, Battambang province, Cambodia.
 (I am be able to meet you all in Siem Reap as well.)        

You’re donations will go to each family, and you will have a wonderful memory to keep forever between those families and you; by putting your name and photos on a board to hang in the house. 

We are delighted if there is any local community groups or any organization and travel agency who would like to donate into our project to build floating house for our poor families in Prek Toal, please feel free to let me know anytime (email and phone above).
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Hello values donors,

Greetings from Hoksan AN, project organizer of Prek Toal Home and Life”.

I appreciates your kindness in helping our poor families in Prek Toal, especially to build floating houses for them.

The successful and appreciates day that we had built for one floating house for a family of Mr KONG Samreun, 45 years old, fisherman and sometime a worker in the village and his wife Mrs SOK Neurn (pictured below with four of her 5 children), 38 years old, housewife. Ms Neurn sometimes works cutting fish in the village with her 3 daughters and 2 sons, who are currently living on a small boat in Prek Toal village.

I would like to say a BIG “THANK YOU” from the bottom of my hearts, to all donors and everyone who has supported our project of Prek Toal Home and Life.

On behalf of Mr KONG Samreun , I would like to say thanks for your support and I wish you all the best and success for your life and careers.

To all donors, who already donated in the project, so could you please help to send me the photo of you to me by 20th Feb 2018 because I would like to finishes our banner on those date. THANKS!

Also I would appreciate it, if you could help me to share the link and information to your colleagues and friends. We hope to gather as much financial support to allow me to continues our building for the other poor families in my community in Prek Toal for year around of Feb and June.

To make a donation to Prek Toal Home and Life click the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/prek-toal-home-and-life-project

May God/Buddha bless you with peace and happiness on this unique day that you celebrate. And may that divine peace and happiness follow you the rest of your life.

Thanks again for your donation to help our community become sustainable.

With warmest regards,

Hoksan

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Hello All valued Donors,

Greeting from Hoksan AN, Prek Toal village.

Happy Valentines Day yo all of you! And wishes you all the best with your life, love, careers and successful for every planners.

At the time I would like to ask you again about the photos of you who are not yet sent to me, could you please help send it before 18th Feb 2018 because I need to finish the banner on time.

There is available to send me by email or Facebook chat as well.


I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Warm regards,

Best of love from Hoksan AN
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Dear Donors,

Greeting from Hoksan, Project Organizer of Prek Toal Home and Life.

We began working on building the house for Mr. KONG Samreun and his family. You may have seen my updated on the project’s Facebook. (See attached photos).

Now we are nearly finished Samreun’s house but our fundraising is not enough at the moment because the market prices are over our project cost. Now we need some fundraising to finish this project of US$950 (around Aus$ 1230 in Australian dollar). This will be used for;
buying sitting bathroom,
five hired villagers,
chicken farm and chickens (as the owner needs that to build up his chicken farm),
wood to complete the back of the house.

You can see some of this in the attached photos.

I encourage you to pass this information on to your friends, colleagues and your network to help us complete this very worthy project.

I look forward to hearing from you all again soon.

With warmest regards,

Hoksan AN
House
Back side
Me and Mr. Samreun
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UPDATE:

Dear all values donors,

I would like to let you know that, we will start our project from tomorrow. And it will be take around 10 days or less. I will keep you up to date through my Facebook and also through this website.

Please keep checking our work on my Facebook also your email.

Thanks again for your donation and I look forward to hearing some good news from all of you to help me to continue to build the others houses for our poor families in Prek Toal. We still have 24 houses more to build.

I would like to say THANKS from the bottom of our families’ hearts for your next donation.

With warm regards,

Hoksan AN
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