We have been working in Cambodia since 2014 and have been involved in a range of issues from livelihood support, disaster risk reduction (DRR) to water, sanitation and hygiene. In 2020, we worked mainly with small local farmers and local communities with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the CzechAid.

We also managed to involve the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and the private sector.  We are helping farmers in the Pursat province to adapt to the effects of climate change and strengthen their resilience to natural disasters.

  • 14 villages have joined our project. 5 schools have been involved in teaching their students how to behave and protect themselves during natural disasters and how to take proper care of the environment. 
  • 35 families received new rainwater tanks and learned how to farm better using new farming techniques, resistant seeds and organic fertilizers. 
  • 35 households received a solar panel.

In Kampong Chhnang province, we are working on improving access to drinking water, sanitation facilities and personal hygiene education. Our goal is to reduce the incidence of water-related diseases and poor
hygiene habits. Personal hygiene is especially important for women's menstrual health.

Therefore, in 2020, with financial support from UNDP and technical support from the Czech private company Breberky and the Green Lady Cambodia, we started to promote reusable women's menstrual pads.  We set out to train the production of reusable textile sanitary pads, marketing and awareness raising in this area. All this in collaboration with our local partner organization Life With Dignity.

Together with the Czech company G-servis, we did a feasibility study for access to drinking water.

  • In collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering of Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, we organized two training sessions for local professionals on drinking water and sanitation.
  • We organized two trainings on hygiene, drinking water and sanitation for teachers and local community representatives. 
  • We built washrooms or latrines in 4 schools. We distributed 2,500 hygiene kits to students. 
  • We supported 160 of the poorest households in building their own latrines.