Doing Better, with CWS Support, the Second Time Around

CWS Cambodia | April 6, 2017

Koemsat is preparing compost for mushroom growing. Photo: CWS

Koemsat is preparing compost for mushroom growing. Photo: CWS

Loy Koemsat is 40 years old and lives with his wife, Yong Chem, and two daughters in Kouk Kduoch village in northwest Cambodia. Koemsat earns about $5 a day as a laborer and from selling insects, such crickets and grasshoppers, which he collects in the forest. Wanting to improve his family’s life, and to learn from past mistakes in trying to grow mushrooms at home, Koemsat took the opportunity to join a recent CWS-hosted education/training session on mushroom spore producing in his village. In addition to leaning better ways to ensure success in mushroom spore cultivation, Koemsat also learned about vegetable growing adapted to climate change and received some seeds and tools to add to his livelihood opportunities – all of which he was grateful to CWS for … for his own family and others in his village, too.

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