PPG Project in Thngaor village
Number of Family
There are 4 member in this families: Father (36 Years old), Mother (34 Years old), Daughter (12 Years old), Son (2 Years old)
History / background of the family (incl. financial, social)
The family has been live in Thngaor village more than 10 years ago, They work for their own farm that is a main income for this family, But this income generation is not regularly because of it is a season income (Got a time per year) so that it not enough for support the family need. Because of family needs, Eng Thy and her husband all way migrated to Thailand for seeking a job to get more support after farm harvested. Because of moving and staying not regularly in their hometown it cause to this family had not so good relationship with their neighbors and less social connectivity (Isolate family).
How much land does the family own (total), how many m2 is the garden and how many m3 the pond?
50.000 m2, 704 m2, 820.5 m3
How has the family been impacted by the PPG project: financial, social, food & water security, etc.?
This family has been formed into Self-Help Group with participation in several programs of their community such as Saving, Community Bank, Community Market, and Organic Group since 2014. After participation in this program they are had improved a lots included Physical and Emotional growth such as:
– Having regularly works
– Having regularly income and enough
– Stop migration to Thailand for seeking employment
– Having enough food and security, good health, and appropriated living condition
– Good socializing and relationship, Healthy life and Peace, family harmonize family.
Project coordinate: 12.889208,103.079992
Date: 28. February 2018
Written by: Rithy Kong (kHA Manager)
Emergence and meaningfulness – PPG (Ponds, Pumps, Gardens) Project
The smallholders in the target area around Battambang/Northern Cambodia are highly threatened by poverty and precarious food insecurity. This is espe- cially true during the dry season. Only 56 % of the families will have enough water, which in turn means that only 6 % of families have enough food to eat all year round.
The daily work of our partner organization Bareebo with the small farmers has also shown that their diet has become very one-sided and unhealthy in contrast to the traditional diet. Deficiency symptoms can be observed especially in children. Often, this is simply due to a lack of knowledge of balanced, nutritious and varied food, and of course the lack of financial resources. In addition, countless chemicals end up in the fields and thus in the food chain. With sufficient water storage capacity to produce high quality organic products all year round, farmers in the target area would be well positioned to increase their incomes and improve their overall quality of life.
The project targets smallholders living in six villages in the Banan district of Battambang province in northwestern Cambodia. These smallholders account for 85% of the farmers in the target area. On average, they have less than five hectares of land. Of the 1,548 families living in the villages, around 100 families (approx. 550 persons) will benefit directly from the project. 87 percent of these families say they grow vegetables, but only 2 percent of them can sell them on the market during the dry season. The income from their gardens amounts to only 13.86 Euros per year. The average household income per year is 906 Euros. Together with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and “Water for the World” from Austria, we launched our new major PPG project in May 2016. Therefore, we dedicated the proceeds of the fundriding tour in December 2017 to this project.
We dig up large ponds. They act as water reservoirs for farm animals and guarantee a year-round harvest cycle. The raised topsoil is mostly distributed evenly on the sides and large areas of organic land are created. The farmers are prepared for their new tasks in special training sessions. The surplus organic vegetables are bought by Bareebo at a fair and pre-determined price and sold at the organic market stall in Battambang or directly to the hotels. The surplus generated goes back proportionately to the village coffers, so that the villages become increasingly independent of the profit-oriented banks.
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Status: Project completed