We're proud to work with families and communities in six Southeast Asian countries to help them improve their lives. That includes Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.
We make sure that the people in our programs have the information and resources that they need. We hold community information sessions on topics like nutrition, hygiene and emergency preparedness. We offer hands-on training on solutions like water filters and sanitary toilets. And we work with communities to plan for responding to emergencies. When disaster strikes, we’re there to help communities recover.
In Japan, we support the advocacy, disaster response and outreach work of CWS Japan.
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When the Land turns to Liquid
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, in September 2018. It triggered tsunamis and a phenomenon called liquefaction, when the ground literally turns to liquid. It moved entire villages, swallowed houses and destroyed infrastructure.
We immediately began to mobilize a response. Soon we were delivering water to thousands of families each day, distributing critical supplies and promoting hygiene among displaced families. As weeks turned to months, we focused on helping families build transitional shelters, build or repair water systems, and build sanitary bathrooms.
Mrs. Dau’s Commitment Towards a Safer and Healthier Home
High up in the Vietnamese mountains is a village called Noong Ma, which is home to 43 hardworking families. These families are all part of the Kho Mu and H’Mong ethnic minority groups. Like many other minorities in rural communities, the people in Noong Ma face a number of challenges. Heads of households often travel far distances to find work, …
Chan Sok’s Pig Business Brings her Hope and a New Life
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many Cambodians who relied on wage labor to earn an income were left with few options. Chan Sok and her family were one of the families who faced this challenge. Since the family did not own any farmland, Sok’s children worked as wage laborers in Thailand while her husband worked hard to sell his labor …
Growing and Adapting: Nhy Expands Her Vegetable Production
In the Ta Taok village of Western Cambodia, Hak Nhy and her husband Kim Dorn devote their time to their farm where they harvest corn and rice. The couple is in their late sixties and lives off of the crops they yield from their farm. Unfortunately, due to challenges ranging from climate change to the pandemic, the couple has struggled …