Project Summary

Title of Project Improving the Livelihoods of Marginalized Groups
Project ID in FSNIS Database 55
Project Number Heifer/22-0
Project Description

KWCD runs two projects in Kampot province{comma} in partnership with Heifer International Cambodia. The projects work with vulnerable families to provide participants with resources required to decreased social vulnerability{comma} improve food security and generate more income to support their families{comma} leading to increased livelihoods.

Working with self-help groups (SHG){comma} families are provided with livestock along with agricultural support such as fodder and forage seeds{comma} saplings and vegetable seeds for home gardening. Project participants recieve training on Heifer’s 12 Cornerstones{comma} self-help group management and leadership{comma} improved animal management{comma} home gardening and organic farming{comma} HIV/AIDS and literacy education. Village animal health workers are also trained to provide animal services in their communities. At the end of each project year{comma} with the assistance of community facilitators{comma} the original SHGs form new SHGs for “passing on the gifts”{comma} ensuring each familiy who recieved an original package of inputs pass it on{comma} along with their knowledge and experience to the new formed groups.

Related FSN Categories Not Specified
Main Implementing Agency Not Specified
Collaborating Ministries
Collaborating Organisations and Institutions Khmer Women’s Cooperation for Development
Project Funding Status Not Specified
Funding Needs Description
Donors Not Specified
Project Start/End Dates 2009-09-30 2012-05-31
Provinces, Districts and Communes worked in
Province Districts Communes
Ministry of Health Provinces, Operational Districts and Health Centre Catchment Areas worked in
Province Districts Communes
Level of Intervention Heifer International Cambodia
Type of Support/Inputs Provided

Physical inputs including livestock, vegetables and seeds, equipment, vaccinations and feed.

Training provided (including materials) on:

  • Project Orientation and Financial Management
  • Heifer’s 12 Cornerstones
  • SHG Management and Leadership
  • Accounting Management
  • SHG Mobile Meetings
  • Village Animal Health Workers (VAHW)
  • Animal Management
  • Home Gardening
  • Life Skills Training
  • Gender and HIV/AIDS
  • Farmer Association
  • Advocacy
  • Values-Based Holistic Community Development

Participatory Self-Review and Planning (PSRP)

Target Group(s) Women in marginalized and vulnerable families, as well as some men and youth groups.
Number of Beneficiaries (approximate) 300 in first year, a following 620 families through passing on the gift (includes both projects).
Source Institution for this Project Data Ms. Sum Satum
Project Contact Person Ms. Sum Satum
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