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Sampov Lun district/ Partner is ADOVIR. Vist to primary school which has recieved hand pump, latrine, school supplies, and teacher support, as well as a little wooden bridge from the road. The handpump is used by the community as well as the school, providing drinking water as well as access to sanitation.

Sampov Lun district/ Partner is ADOVIR. Visit to primary school which has received hand pump, latrine, school supplies, and teacher support, as well as a little wooden bridge from the road. The handpump is used by the community as well as the school, providing drinking water as well as access to sanitation. Photo: CWS

CWS work in Cambodia began in 1979 with emergency food and medical relief, and continues today as a comprehensive, integrated rural development program for some of the country’s poorest rural communities and families.  Rural development initiatives are done in partnership with communities and their leaders as well as Bread for the World and the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission  as well as several Cambodian government ministries and departments.

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In 2015, Chhundy joined an educational workshop led by a CWS team member. She learned how to grow different, more nutritious vegetables, like sponge gourd, broccoli and winter melon. Chhundy chose to grow winter melon, which is more affordable to grow and easier to sell than other vegetables. Photo: CWS

Additionally, because of the need for access to safe water, CWS staffs a WASH Training Center in partnership with the Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology.  Center staff work throughout Cambodia to support governmental and non-governmental partners as they provide more Cambodians with access to safe water.

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Promoting Sanitary Latrines As a Key to Better Family Health and Wellbeing in Rural Cambodia

CWS Cambodia | November 15, 2016

Horn Sophea is 37 and he lives with his wife, Bet Thi, and their two children in Char village of Kampong Thom province in central Cambodia. Sophea was selected by his neighbors to be a Village Development Committee member in 2013. Three years on, he is happy to say, “In July this year, I became […]

A Cambodian ‘Model Mom’ Helps Her Neighbors

CWS Cambodia | November 14, 2016

Twenty-eight-year-old Dim Sang is a Village Development Committee member who lives with her husband Kong Sambath and their seven month old daughter in Choam Ksant village of Preah Vihear province in northern Cambodia. Sang is also considered to be a model mother in her village following her education and training about maternal and child health […]

Rice banks: ending hunger many grains at a time!

CWS Cambodia | November 8, 2016

Imagine, for a moment, that you are a poor farmer in rural Cambodia. You and your husband or wife are trying to make ends meet and take care of your young children. There are only 65 or so families in your community. Most are in the same situation you are – trying to get by […]

Winter melon help improving family’s nutrition

CWS Cambodia | October 18, 2016

In 2015, Chhundy joined an educational workshop led by a CWS team member. She learned how to grow different, more nutritious vegetables, like sponge gourd, broccoli and winter melon. Chhundy chose to grow winter melon, which is more affordable to grow and easier to sell than other vegetables. Winter melon is loaded with nutritious vitamins […]

Seeds, tools, training and initiative: a recipe for success!

CWS Cambodia | October 11, 2016

Chann Sim, who is 61, lives with his wife Ek Mon, who is 55, and their three children in Choam Ksant village in northern Cambodia. Sim owns one-third acre of land for the family’s house and home gardening and another 2.5 acres where Sim plans rice once each year, which is all that’s possible because […]

Family’s health is improving thanks to drinking clean water

CWS Cambodia | October 10, 2016

Chhueng Touch and her daughters used to drink directly from a river near their home in Cambodia, leading to preventable health challenges. They then had to use their limited income to treat the illnesses. The family were among 65 families in their community who received a water filter and water and sanitation classes through a […]

How can you change the lives of nine families in just seven meters?

CWS Cambodia | September 29, 2016

No, it’s not a trick question. Sen Sytha and her neighbors in Ou Kach village, Cambodia, faced water shortages each year when the stream that was their water source dried up. When CWS and a partner provided the materials and training they needed to build a seven-meter deep ring well, the families constructed the well […]

CWS support micro-business management group

CWS Cambodia | September 9, 2016

Seang Thearith is 24 and lives with his wife, Phat Sokha, and their two children in Tmat Paeuy village in northern Cambodia. When Thearith was introduced to CWS along with other people in Tmat Paeuy, he was encouraged to join the micro-business management group while Sokha joined the savings group. As part of CWS integrated […]

A dedicated woman. A stronger community.

CWS Cambodia | September 8, 2016

Saron Nith is 35 years old, and until recently she could not read or write. She lives in Robonh village in Cambodia, where she is part of a Village Development Committee and is an active health volunteer. She has mobilized the community to improve the condition of the community’s road, and she encourages families to […]

CWS supported a workshop about growing oyster mushrooms in community

CWS Cambodia | September 4, 2016

After Soam Thoang joined a workshop about growing oyster mushrooms in his community in central Cambodia, he began to grow 60 bags of mushroom spores. Soam has big plans for his business, and he tells us, “I know there is demand for these mushrooms, and so I am sure I can earn income from selling […]

Leading by example in Cambodia: sanitary latrines

CWS Cambodia | September 1, 2016

Hor Thet is the Village Chief of Anlong Vaeng village in central Cambodia. By his estimate, about 90 percent of the families in the community, including his own, defecated in the fields around their homes until recently. Thet participated in a CWS-hosted workshop on Community Health Promotion, where he learned more about sanitation and latrines. After […]

Home-based fish, chicken-raising and diversified gardening

CWS Cambodia | August 9, 2016

Ms. Khem Yoeun is a 61 -year-old widow with two teenage children who lives in Robonh village in northern Cambodia. When Yoeun was introduced to CWS as someone who could improve her life with our support, she was encouraged to join others from her village to learn about home-based fish- and chicken-raising and diversified gardening. […]

A lab for water quality testing in Preyveng

CWS Cambodia | August 8, 2016

When the World Health Organization established a lab for water quality testing in Preyveng, Cambodia, they asked CWS to help. Two CWS staff members met with Provincial Department of Rural Development staff to review procedures and focus on the technical aspects of the lab. This lab will help ensure that local communities have clean water, […]

Collecting local seeds for reuse

CWS Cambodia | May 22, 2016

Recently, a dozen farmers in Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear provinces in central and northern Cambodia joined a four-day CWS-hosted workshop about climate resilient agriculture linked to markets, where they learned new techniques for growing organic vegetables, making organic fertilizer and pesticides, and identifying markets to help determine best selling prices. In group discussions participants […]

Promote women’s rights

CWS Cambodia | March 29, 2016

Ms. Hoeung Chenda is a teacher at Thmart Peuy Secondary School in Pring Thom commune in northern Preah Vihear province, who took time this month to share with CWS team members that she pleased for the new idea and chance to promote women’s rights by encouraging her students to join the International Women’s Day event […]

More families have built and now use their own latrines

CWS Cambodia | February 22, 2016

According to Village Chief Mr. Hor Thet of Anlong Vaeng village in central Cambodia, until just recently 90% of families, including his own, defecated in the fields around their houses. But after joining a CWS-hosted workshop in support of Community Health Promotion, he said, “I felt sure that we needed sanitary latrines and better behavior […]

Workshop about diversified, valuable vegetable growing

CWS Cambodia | January 22, 2016

In Rung Roeung village in Northwest Cambodia Mrs. Koeun Leang is a Village Development Committee member who has realized a simple way to encourage people to increase their income and improve their lives – by bravely setting herself as example for others! In November 2015, after joining a CWS-sponsored workshop about diversified, valuable vegetable growing, […]

Cash saving for families

CWS Cambodia | January 21, 2016

When families in the central Cambodian village of Rung village need cash, there are money lenders and even local microfinance institutions to approach. But most people dislike both options because loan terms are quite onerous, and people feel it is too risky to use their scarce assets, such as cow or small plot of land, […]

Workshop to learn about oyster mushroom growing

CWS Cambodia | January 20, 2016

In past years, after each rice harvest in her central Cambodia village of Prey Roleap, Mrs. Yuk Vy has joined her husband as a wage laborer in nearby villages to do her part to help support the family. This meant leaving her children in her neighbor’s care and also coming home very tired at the […]

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