Yeang (15) shows the spring water location
where she used to get the water before.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2019/Sovath Ngin
Ratanakiri, Cambodia, March 2019 – It was usually 5:00 a.m. when Chen Yeang would wake up. Half asleep, she would put on her clothes, grab the water basket and make her way to the spring water down the hill from her house. Yeang is fifteen years old. In her village, like in most rural Cambodia, the girls and the women of the household are the ones responsible for fetching water.