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.
Over 500 refugee families in Thailand now have poultry raising businesses
For families all over the world, raising chickens is a great way to eat better and earn extra money. More than 500 refugee families in Thailand are now raising chickens. They can add eggs and meat to their diets or sell eggs and chickens to earn money. This program is implemented by our longtime partner, The Border Consortium. The refugee …
Replacing worry with confidence in rural Indonesia
Mispa’s life used to be defined by worry. As a single mom to her now 17-year-old son, it was up to her to support her family. She worried about paying for her son’s education. She worried about putting food on the table. She worried that she wasn’t making enough money as a weaver. Then she worried when she ran out …
Hope for a new chicken farmer in Myanmar
Daw Aye May, a 56-year-old widow, used to make a living selling herbs in an open-air market. That was before Covid-19 public health restrictions curtailed public gatherings at large markets and travel beyond township borders. In the village of Sar Phyu Su, 40 miles north of Yangon, Myanmar, salaried job opportunities are limited. And when she lost her husband in …