We have worked in Cambodia for more than 40 years, teaming up with some of the nation’s poorest families to fight hunger and poverty.
Through CWS programs, families are finding new ways to earn an income. They are raising chickens, growing mushrooms, selling snacks, and more. They are forming and joining savings groups, where neighbors pool their resources. Members can get low-interest loans to start or expand businesses. Along the same lines, communities are starting and using rice banks to lend rice to members to plant or when times are tough.
Water, sanitation and hygiene - known as WASH - are priorities in our programs. We help families and communities build sanitary bathrooms for houses, schools and health centers. We also help share information about good hygiene practices so people can protect their health.
Our goal is to support all Cambodians as they work to end hunger and poverty in their country.
Adapting and Expanding our work in Cambodia in response to Coronavirus
Like all countries, Cambodia is battling social and economic challenges in addition to public health issues in this time of pandemic. Of course, the new rules that the Cambodian government has put in place to try to contain the coronavirus are necessary and can help prevent further harmful health impacts. We fully support these measures, and we’re focusing on how …
Planting the (climate adaptive) seeds to success in Cambodia!
Em Kimsour, 38, lives in northern Cambodia. She has four children between 4 and 13 years old with her husband, Ros Samnang, 41. When we first met Kimsour and her family in 2017, they were struggling to make ends meet. They relied on subsistence farming and Kimsour’s earnings of less than $6 a day from selling rice porridge. Kimsour and …
Cambodian families attain their right to water!
Water access is a huge challenge for the 244 families who live in Boeung Snul village in Cambodia. In the dry season, families are often forced to buy bottled water in order to make it through the driest months. They can’t afford the bottled water, so they use as little as they can. It still means a financial burden, just …