The communities benefit from every visit done by a group of volunteers or students. One of the benefits that Fair Trek makes sure the communities get is the payment of the village fund. It is a communal bank account that the community gets to decide how to spend. Sometimes it could be helping a family in need, fixing something that most families use like a water pipe or paying a certain tax or service.
This time, with the help of the village fund, the San Oudom village decided to buy 2 speakers and everything needed for setting them up. It is the first time this community has speakers! This way, the chief and the different committees can make announcements to the whole community, saving them the time of knocking on every door and improving the communication.