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Volunteer Spotlight: Alex

'Working at this project has made me view life differently and was an experience that I'll keep with me forever!''

Alexandra is 35, and is a forensic scientist from Australia, who spent 2 weeks at our Cambodia Clean Water project in September 2016. 

Alex's Story
 
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Cambodia Clean Water project. It was hard, physical work (and dirty at times!) but very rewarding and the project’s efforts actively assist in enriching the lives of the people in rural Siem Reap. It was also great to talk to and work with the Cambodian workforce who work at this project. They really appreciated the opportunity to practise their English and hear different accents.
 
I loved the idea behind how the filters worked and the use of simple materials to construct them. I saw first hand how easy and quick they are to install. On one day we installed 7 filters for individual families.
 
This was my first time in Cambodia and I am glad I spent time volunteering and being part of a project that provides these filters, that can last up to 9 years for one family. Working at this project has made me view life differently and was an experience that I'll keep with me forever.