Case study: Hem Sareth, a livelihood improved by vegetable growing

Mrs. Hem Sareth, 46, lives in Khe vil­lage in Stung Treng province. She has two daugh­ters and three sons. The two daugh­ters are already married, so she cur­rently stays with her hus­band and the three sons. Land­less­ness forced her to relo­cate from her home­land in Kan­dal province to Stung Treng province in 2009. When she first arrived, her fam­ily tem­por­ar­ily stayed with …

Newsflash: Semester 29

The last three months have kept us on our toes.  We’ve witnessed political unrest, freak weather and bid goodbye to two long running members of staff; Erin and Sao. We’ve also rolled out a new curriculum, welcomed our loveTEFL teachers and supported responsible tourism in the provinces. Cambodia remains a popular destination for tourists and volunteer teachers. Recently ranked as …

Good news from our partner! CRDT’s Beneficiaries Happy with their Rice Yield

Rice har­vest­ing sea­son is com­ing in Cam­bodia as well as in Kratie province. While most farm­ers are happy with their good rice yield, some are wor­ried that their yield might be lesser than last year as their rice pad­dies were hit by the recent flood­ing. At the begin­ning of the rice grow­ing sea­son this year, 87 house­holds in O’Kreang com­mune, …

Former CWF volunteer sets up grassroots aid project in the Philippines

Joshua Vaile, one of last semester’s volunteers, has been tackling the problem of aid distribution in the Philippines. He and his partner, Arion Moreno, have started an initiative to help the people left out of the larger NGO’s plans for assistance in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Joshua and Arion were on holiday in the Philippines when Haiyan struck. Originally …