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.
Working together to mitigate the toll of climate change in Indonesia
Most families in North Pakuli village in Indonesia make a living through agriculture. They primarily grow rice, but important secondary crops include corn, cocoa and coconut. There are two main rice harvests each year, and the other crops are harvested based on their respective growing seasons. This way of life has been under threat since September 2018. A massive earthquake …
A new mushroom business means more hope for a family in Cambodia
For a long time, Choam Houn and her husband Soung Sophai struggled financially. They relied on farming to feed and provide for their three children. No matter how hard they worked, though, the challenges and bills kept coming. Sometimes they couldn’t afford to put food on the table or meet basic expenses. They also couldn’t afford to send their kids …
Bathrooms, better health and easier financial burdens in Cambodia
Kong Nen works hard to provide for her family. She’s a widow raising three sons between the ages of 5 and 15 years old. Because she doesn’t own any land, Nen works as a day laborer in her community in northern Cambodia. Unfortunately, it often hasn’t been enough. Nen’s oldest son dropped out of school to help support his mom …