Cambodia

A Livelihoods Approach to Food Security, Environmental Protection and Governance

This project is in Kompong Speu province—a remote, upland region of Cambodia—where low input, low return farming is the main way that people earn a living. The project’s is reducing poverty through improved sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable men and women and to strengthen CHF’s local partner organization, Padek, to support sustainable livelihoods in its areas of work.

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Bringing Home the Bacon in Rural Cambodia

As a marginalized minority in rural Cambodia, Put Saroeun hasn't had many opportunities to break the cycle of poverty that she and her family are trapped in. She can't read or write and while she speaks well in Suey, the language of her village and a handful of others, most Cambodians can't understand it. She badly needs the food she harvests from her small rice paddy--it sustains her for half of the year--so she can't leave it to go to school.

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CHF has been on the ground in Cambodia since 2009 and has been working to improve the livelihoods of poor and marginalized households, particularly from the Suey Ethnic Minority, in Kampong Speu Province. CHF’s partnership model revolves around building the capacity of local partners, assisting them not just to implement specific project activities, but to grow as local institutions.