Confidence and Others’ Trust Put Tun In the Running

CWS Cambodia | April 10, 2017

Tun actively participate and supporter of development activities in her community. Photo: CWS

Tun actively participate and supporter of development activities in her community. Photo: CWS

Mrs. Loeng Tun, who is 32, lives with her husband Eam Ae, 37, who is a rice farmer and their 6-year-old daughter in Kampong Pon village in central Cambodia. Since 2014 Tun has joined in CWS community development activities, including a saving group, community health promotion activities and mushroom and vegetable growing; and she has been a leader in the village for its self-improvement. So, when the government split her village into two smaller ones, it was no surprise that she was selected by the Commune Council and Village Chief to be a member of Village Development Committee. With her knowledge, commitment and hard work Tun is now a candidate for the Commune Council, with elections scheduled for June. Recently, Tun told us, “I am so thankful to my husband for his support and to CWS for the knowledge I have been able to develop through the years of my work with you. With ongoing coaching, I am now confident to work and lead my neighbors in our own development activities”. She added, “I am happy that my fellow villagers and other leaders in the Commune trust me, appreciate my work as a Village Development Committee and have select me to be a Council candidate [whether I am elected, or not]”

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