Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Project Portfolio

Construction of Hope Bathroom

Construction of Hope started as a ministry to Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand, many of which who are children. Construction of Hope's work evolved to include education and holistic care of at-risk children in Cambodia as a prevention strategy so young people would have more opportunities to stay in their home country rather than take risky prospects to work abroad.

At the time of the project, the Construction of Hope center in Takeo province housed nearly 25 children and staff. The existing facility had inadequate toilet capacity to increase the population of the center to the next phase of growth to 50 children. EMI was contacted to design a septic tank for a new bathroom block, to assist in selecting a contractor, and observing construction. The actual bathroom building was designed by the contractor.

A local contractor was used, so the septic design incorporated the common, local practice of stacking pre-fabricated concrete pipe sections to create a tank.