This 5-member family from Por Pel Commune, Kampong Chnnang province has owned their Rovai pump since 2007, and has extensively integrated it into their way of life.
The family’s income generation activities revolve around commercial agriculture, aquaculture, and wine production. Because of the scale of their work, large amounts of water and labor are required. Before purchasing Rovai, water usage was estimated at around 3,000 liters a day.
After testing the Rovai pump for a short time, the family decided to make the purchase, citing easier access to water and increased cleanliness due to the concrete cover. Soon, the pump’s commercial value began to emerge when the family was able to incorporate Rovai into the family wine business. Thanks to the increased ease of collecting water, the family estimated its output capacity grew by 15 liters of wine per day, at a cost of 2,000 riel per liter. Less the cost of raw materials, this translates into a potential 18,000 riel per day increase ($4.40 USD), generally realized with larger customer orders.
The family also connected PVC pipes to the pump to water crops such as morning glory, green beans, cucumber, and cauliflower in fields that would have been otherwise inconvenient to maintain.
The family gauges their current usage at around 6,400 liters a day – essentially double their previous usage, with most of the increase translating into more crops in more fields, more wine production, and the maintenance of a fish pond that holds thousands of fish.