1. Tonle Sap Sustainable Livelihood (TSSL Project)
Tonle Sap Sustainable Livelihood (TSSL) project phase II 2009-2010 was funded by ADB through the Ministry of Interior and covered 5 communes of Siem Reap Province. This project focused on the poorest beneficiaries of the Tonle Sap Lake area with the aim of improving their food security and livelihood. READA managed 8 sub projects, all of which have been selected by the communes:
- Water Hyacinth Project
- Cat Fish Raising Project
- Wedding Décor and Photographer Project
- Kampong Phluk Fish Raising Project
- Floating Market Project
- Muk Pen Credit Project
- Classical Music Project
- Kampong kleang Credit
2.Integrated Women Empowerment project(IWEP)
This project is implemented in partnership with the Danish NGO ADDA (Agricultural Development Denmark Asia). The project, which is currently going through its second phase, (2009/2012) covers 5 districts and a total of 130 villages.
In 2010, READA was handed over the responsibility for the implementation of the Integrated Women Empowerment Phase II in 40 villages in 8 communes of Chikreng district, in Siem Reap Province. In 2011, 34 villages in 8 communes of Sonikoum district were handed over to READA.
The project’s objective is to reduce poverty by empowering poor rural women to succeed socially and economically in their home communities through focusing on the following three main goals:
- Building individual and social capital among women through supporting the growth of civil society organizations at local level (Self Help Groups- SHGs and Community Based Organizations - CBOs).
- Enabling women to increase their household incomes through improved agricultural technology and skills, and through improved ability to engage in business activities which add value to their agricultural products, or grasp market opportunities in the local economy
- Empowering women to take on leadership roles in the many social functions which together comprise local governance.
Establishments of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) and formation of Self Help Groups had very positive impacts on the lives of IWEP I beneficiaries with significant increase of productivity, shift from subsistence production to a market orientation, reduction of use of pesticide and chemical fertilizer, solidarity in the community and women’s increased confidence in taking on leadership roles. Further work is needed to consolidate current successes and develop market access for beneficiaries.
Click here to visit ADDA’s website for further information on the IWEP project
3. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project (WASH)
First funded by Concern Worldwide Cambodia for a period of 6 months (July 210-December2010), this pilot project covered 5 villages in Chikreng district, Siem Reap Province and focused on improving access to safe water and sanitation together with awareness of Hygiene at community level. The project achieved many successes; we noticed a reduction of diseases which had a direct impact on people’s income. This project was therefore extended in 2011 to another 10 villages where it is now implemented in parallel with FIM. Furthermore, we are also implementing the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) activity; mobilizing the community to gather village resources to construct latrines for their families and stop open defecation.
4. Improvement Community's Livelihood through Ecologically Sound Agricultural Production System and Strengthening the Community Forestry Management
This was a-one-year project funded by UNDP from 2012 to 2013. The project was aimed to improve livelihoods of rural communities through multidimentional agricultural systems and strengthen community forest management to reduce the influence of climate change. We were working in 1target district, 1 commune, and 6 villages with estimated 280beneficiaries. The main actvities were to oraganise integrated farmer-field schools; to establish model farms; to form self-help groups; biogas contraction,; develop community forestry administration skills, including setting forestry law and replanting threes; construct roads in order to prevent the protected areas from wildfire.