Cambodian Water Project

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The Jackson Hole Rotary Supper Club is proud to sponsor this amazing, program. founded by locals Chris and Scott Coats to help local communities in the countryside of Cambodia. From 1975 to 1979, the Khmer people suffered through a horrific genocide at the hands of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge Regime. Some experts now believe that up to three million people lost their lives. Some were tortured and killed, while others died of malnutrition, disease, exposure or starvation. Afterwards came the Vietnam occupation which finally ended in the last decade of the 20th century. Through it all the Khmer people have struggled to survive, trying desperately to rise up from the ashes. Cambodia remains one of the poorest countries in the world. With no infrastructure, the Cambodian people are forced to get by on as little as 25 cents per day. But with the help of non-government organizations (NGO's) such as The Trailblazer Foundation, progress is being made. The Trailblazer Mission Statement reads: "By providing training and appropriate technology, we empower rural villagers to create self-sustaining programs. Our focus includes water projects, school construction, and community development in order to foster healthy families, sufficient food, and sustainable incomes".