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. With the chicks and seeds she received as part of CWS/partners’ integrated rural development work, Yoeun was able to lead her small family from food insecurity during 6 to 8 months each year to food security where they have enough to eat all year long. Plus, she has some cash income from selling chickens, eggs and vegetables, and Yoeun said, “[In a few months] I earned almost $125 from selling cucumbers, pumpkins and gourds, which I can continue to harvest every day until end of August”.

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