A new project in Angkor Krau | CABDICO

A new project in Angkor Krau

Angkor KrauFrom January 2014, CABDICO will be working on a new project in Siem Reap.

Supported by donors from Australia, this project will focus on just small village in the main district of Siem Reap, within the Angkor Park boundary. Out of the 18 families (97 people) in the village, 10 families have at least one member with a disability, and 8 families are affected by HIV/AIDS. There is currently only one well in the village.

The overall goal of the project is to increase the economic and social empowerment of people with disabilities and HIV /AIDS in Angkor Krau village. The project will a holistic approach to poverty alleviation, combining resource provision with capacity building to empower people with disabilities and their families and improve their livelihoods. The methodology provides a low-cost and sustainable way to enable people with disabilities and people with HIV/AIDS to participate in society, by improving their ability to walk, eat, communicate and learn.

The project will follow three phases:

Phase one: will provide support to the basic needs of the 18 families. This support will include food for at least 6 months and a functioning sanitation system (i.e. well-pumps, water filter, toilets)

Phase two: will assess families’ needs, design personalized livelihoods plans, facilitate skills training and provide start-up resources necessary for small business development. For example, agricultural technical training for vegetable growing and livestock raising.

Phase three: Mobilization of the families involved to organize a Self-Help Group (SHG), using the same methodology from CABDICO’s other Self-Help Groups. The group will have its own leader (women are encouraged to take this role) as well as its own rules, regulations, financial savings and loan activities, again, following the methodology of current CABDICO income generation activities in other areas. The SHG will be provided with a series of trainings including report writing, minute taking, leadership, and financial management. CABDICO will monitor and follow-up with the participants to ensure the effectiveness of these trainings.

The project will run for three years, after which time it is hoped that the residents of the village will be in a stronger place to manage their own development.

If you would like more information on this, or any of CABDICO’s other projects, please don’t hesitate to contact us.