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.
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 …
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 …