Chhundy (Cambodia) with her winter melon. Photo: CWS

Victor (in Timor-Leste) works with a family to set up their tomato plants. Photo: CWS

In Indonesia a family who started with very little were given three chickens and now have 20. Photo: Ryan Shanley

CWS believes in the ability of communities to work together to realize local development and sustainable livelihoods. By combining the right resources and knowledge with intentional grassroots ownership, we empower communities to decide their own futures and create more choices for themselves and their children.

The long-term sustainability of projects rests with the people – and especially with women. Therefore, livelihood projects are designed and implemented with as much focus on participatory training and empowerment as on distributions and tools. CWS aims to help communities tap into the resources they already have and build upon the knowledge and capacities that already exist.

Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Timor-Leste

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