Rural Assistance Program
About Our Program
Late in 1998 we formed a partnership with the then newly established Cambodian NGO, CEDAC, with the aim of improving the lives of peasant farmers and restoring the ecological balance in a targeted area of the countryside through extensive planting of trees. Investigation of the wide variety of problems and challenges facing the farmers in our target area led us, step by step, to broaden our program to include the efforts described below.
We started in January 1999 with just two very impoverished villages in the rural Baphnom District of Prey Veng Province. Now, more than 16 years later, our program encompasses an area including dozens of villages spread across not only Baphnom District, but also the adjacent districts of Kampong Trabek and Preah Sdaech.
Below we describe some of the key components of our program.