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Rural Development Program
The programmes are envisioned and designed by the stakeholders themselves during a Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) assessment and two or three planning workshops with the community of each target province in Cambodia.
 
  1. Construction and Renovation Project
  2. Food Security Project
  3. Income Generation Project
  4. Community Hygiene and Primary Health Care Project
  5. Water and Sanitation Project
  6. Capacity Building and Technical Supports Project
  7. And other integrated small projects within this main program
 
Construction and Renovation Project
Project activities – Rehabilitation of local roads
The first and foremost activity was the rehabilitation of roads to local people. The objects to tackle were identified in accordance with the authorities and plans laid out already in the community development plan. Road is the most priority need for community to assist them on economics, due to they sell their production at market across different districts, provincial towns and connected to the main city or other neighboring countries.
 
 
Food Security Project
Pig rising
The farmers are suggested to join the groups of Self Help Groups. Then they are trained on pig rising. It is done based on the tendency of Cambodian people that they like raising pigs.
After they are trained, they are encouraged to apply the trained skills. In addition, NGO will lend them between $30 to $50 to start raising pigs. Our staff conducts regular follow up and assesses the impact of activities and also provides some advises on raising pigs. Members will pay loan back with small interest (base on agreement between NGO and community) after they sell pigs. Members can borrow loan back to continue raising if they wish.
 
 
Training community on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) technique to farmers and support fund to start activity
The farmers who are interested are invited to join groups and provide training on SRI. The training must be theory and real practice in order that they can do practical exercise. After the training sessions, they are encouraged to be the model farmer and apply the skills. NGO also supports in-kind fund between $10 and $15 to start experiment SRI.
They are regularly followed up activities and provided some advices for improvement of SRI and assessed the impact of activities. At the end of each season, the farmers’ field days will be conducted in order that the farmers can share what they improved by using new technique of SRI and traditional ones. NGO lets the farmers who practice SRI present what they improved.
 
 
Train on vegetable growing to farmers and support fund to start activity
The farmers who are interested are encouraged to join groups. They are trained on variety of vegetable growing. The training sessions are focused on practical exercise in order that farmers can practices. After the training sessions, they are encouraged to apply the skills by supporting them the vegetable seeds. They are regularly followed up and assessed the impact and improvement.
 
 

Income Generation Project
Train poor farmers and encourage them to join self-help groups (SHG)
The project staff meets with villagers (community) to explain them the concept of SHG. 5 or 10 core members will be selected and trained them on the concept, advantage and process of SHG.
After training session, the core members will promote SHG to members to encourage the others to attend groups. They are trained on the concept and advantage of SHG. The group rules and regulation are established with full facilitation of project staff. Group leaders of 3 in each group are elected and selected. Group leaders are trained on bookkeeping and fund management. After groups are formed, group members start deposit saving.
After groups are funding between 4 and 6 months, groups are evaluated. If the result of evaluation shows that groups are strong enough (focusing on bookkeeping, fund management, loaning and repayment, regular meeting, problems solving, prioritization in fund using and strong trust and unity) groups can receive additional fund (Capital Fund Assistant) from NGO. Each member can receive between 40 and 60 USD dollars. Members can use loan fund for various purposes – small business, rice farming or agriculture activities.
Groups are regularly monitored and followed up by project staff. Groups have to pay loan back to NGO at the end of each loan period.

 
 
Vocational training – sewing skill
Women groups are met and assessed for some activities which can improve their livelihood. They will be sent to attend the sewing training in order that they can gain life skill to generate extra income to support families.
 
 
Community Hygiene and Primary Health Care Project
Provide basic health education
The villagers both members of groups and not members are invited to attend many kinds of training related to health. The topics focus basic health education (water sanitation), how to use water filters, how to prevent from some affected diseases and how to use latrines. It aims to provide them the health education awareness to improve their health condition, especially avoid passing stool every where and reduce some affected diseases of germs.
 
 
Water and Sanitation Project
Providing clean water filters and providing training to poor families
Poor families are selected and trained on basic health education (water sanitation) and how to use water filters. It aims to improve their health condition, especially using clean water. After they are trained, they are provided water filters (each one filter). The monthly follow up is done to monitor the impact and improvement of their health.
 
 
Open well construction activity
20 well local points and water use groups will be selected. Water use groups will be formed in order that they can manage in digging and maintenance. They are provided some construction materials and they construct themselves.
 
 
Capacity Building and Technical Supports Project
Build capacity of community representatives, coaching and on job-training
Community taskforce members are elected by the community. They are from the community levels. They limited knowledge, skill and experience. After they are elected, they need coaching and on job-training to do their jobs. They are not only in house training but also send to visit other successful community based organizations (CBO) and civil society organization (CSO). It is the strategy that it can make project sustainable. When the project ends all the tasks will be handed over to taskforce members – we call it phase out stage. The taskforce will become CBO and are full in charge of all tasks.
 
 
 
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