About a week and a half ago, we went to a wine country benefit for the Balang Dam project. It was a really special evening for us, as we’d originally learned about the project first hand, while in Cambodia. The project is about restoring an ancient earthen dam near Siam Reap (and Angkor Wat). We saw the site of the broken dam, and how the surrounding community suffered from lack of water, and met some of the people who would benefit from the dam’s completion.
Since we visited, production began on the dam, but the organization was still raising funds to finish it.
At the benefit, people donated even more money than was needed to build the dam, which is so exciting.
If you’re interested in reading more about Human Translation, the organization building the dam, click here.