Ms. Kem Sopheap, who is 31, lives in Tmat Paeuy village in northern Cambodia with her husband Khourn Chanthan, who is 35 and a farmer, and their three children, ages 9 to 16, who are all fortunate to be able to go to school. Recently, Sopheap joined a CWS-hosted educational session about vegetable and mushroom growing, after which she was very eager to begin using her knowledge to grow mushrooms because they can be grown in a small space and with only a little water. When we talked to her some months ago, Sopheap said, “Once I had the knowledge and skills and also the mushroom spores from CWS to start my garden, in a very short time, I could harvest between 1.5 and 3 pounds of mushrooms each day! Now I have mushrooms for my family and plenty extra to sell to my neighbors, so I can earn up to $35 each month. By educating myself,” Sopheap added, “I now have enough money to send my children to school and we have some savings in case of an emergency”.
Mushroom Growing At Home Helps a Family Improve Its Life
CWS Cambodia | February 22, 2017