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Where we work

rural Cambodia

CABDICO works in the provinces of Siem Reap and Kep.

Siem Reap province is divided into 12 administrative districts, with a total population is around 1 million, According to national statistics, there are 2,500 people with disabilities in Siem Reap province.[1] However, CABDICO has identified 6,555. This inconsistency reflects not only a problem of definition, but also the lack of interest of Cambodian society and authorities in PwDs.

Despite the massive tourist industry in the area, 75% of the families in Siem Reap still earn their living though rice farming. The difference between Siem Reap city and the rest of the province is striking. Just a few kilometres outside the main city area, the landscape is dominated by rice fields, and most of the population have only a basic standard of living, with limited access to electricity, running water, health care and education facilities. CABDICO works solely with families living outside of Siem Reap city, who cannot easily access healthcare facilities. Over the years, the team have worked in 26 communes, with 60 schools and 32 Self-Help groups and supported a total of 175 children with disabilities. The CABDICO office is based just a few kilometers away from Siem Reap city center.

Kep Province is a small coastal province in the South West of Cambodia with a population of just over 35,000. In 2009, CABDICO was invited by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth in Cambodia to provide services for children and families with disabilities in Kep. CABDICO works in has worked with 127 children with disabilities and 24 schools across 5 communes and has set up 17 Self Help Groups.