Cambodia Kampong Cham & Tbong Khmum
$44,810 needed of $95,000
World Hope International (WHI)
This program builds upon the success of the Cambodia East program, which established mushroom production as a climate-friendly and women-centric approach to reducing harmful migration and improved family incomes. This program continues to work with mushroom farmers in Kampong Siem district in Kampong Cham province, helping them to take ownership of the sale and distribution of their mushroom production through an appropriate business model. The program is also expanding to the neighboring province of Tbong Khmum, exploring the potential for mushroom production or other livelihood activities to improve access for vulnerable families to alternative livelihood to help reduce unsafe migration, human trafficking and exploitation.
This program complements a larger initiative being implemented in the same area by local non-profit Chab Dai in partnership with World Hope International, which empowers community leaders, volunteers, faith-based leaders, village, commune and district leaders and influencers (including survivors of human trafficking and their families) as Community Heroes, through education and awareness raising about human trafficking and exploitation, so they become advocates in their communities and allies walking alongside vulnerable families in their communities to prevent exploitation and human trafficking. This project will also ensure that survivors of sexual and gender-based violence and human trafficking, are supported in a variety of ways, including the economic development of their families.