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 end of each day, so she could not do much household work or care for her children well. To help herself and her family out of this bad situation, Mrs. Yuk Vy took the opportunity to join a CWS-hosted workshop to learn about oyster mushroom growing. After the workshop she was fortunate to get 60 mushroom spore bags to cultivate at home so she could be near her children while also helping bring money into the family. Now she harvests an average of 15 pounds of mushrooms each week: some for the family and some for extra earnings of $3-$4 from sales to neighbors, and she is able to care for her children better, too.
Workshop to learn about oyster mushroom growing
CWS Cambodia | January 20, 2016