Over 3,100 women will grow their own food, feed their families and nurture their communities in Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri, rural Cambodia.
Why we care: The number of people living on less than $1 per day is increasing and the number of deaths of children under five in these areas is double the national rate.
How we're solving this: Working with women to protect themselves and their families by increasing their ability to grow their own food and improve the health of their families.
Improving health and nutrition by establishing women’s groups in Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri, Cambodia.
“Hungry people get sick more often than people who are not hungry. Unless we have enough food all year round, better healthcare makes no difference.”
-Lim, from Somtrok village, Ratanakiri province.
Not being able to provide your child with food is a horror no parent wants to contemplate. In Cambodia, where war and political instability has reigned for 30 years, a cycle of hunger, poverty and poor health means mothers face this daily.
In the remote regions of Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri, areas with high indigenous populations, more and more people are slipping below the poverty line. The number of people living on less than $1 per day is increasing and the number of deaths of children under five is double the national rate.
Establishing access to nutritional food, all year round, is one of the most important ways of breaking the cycle of hunger, poverty and poor health. With your help, we can work with women to protect themselves and their families by increasing their ability to grow their own food and improve the health of their families.
Women, especially mothers, play a key role in the health of their communities both because they help secure food for the household, but also because we’ve seen the support they give each other day-to-day, especially when health problems arise. We are helping to harness this important support network through supporting the formation of women’s groups to help improve health and reduce poverty in their communities.The women meet monthly to learn about and discuss nutrition, health and maintaining food supplies.They are also provided with equipment and seeds and shown how to grow their own food to feed their families. It is also an opportunity to share potentially life-saving knowledge on managing childhood illnesses and safe child birth.
Your support will enable 260 women’s groups to be established. Over 3,100 women will be equipped with the knowledge and resources to grow their own food, feed their families, and nurture their communities. At less than $2 per woman involved, a donation of $20 could help more than 10 women grow their own food and protect themselves against poverty and hunger.