Resettlement Project at Kampong Speu, Cambodia Jun 2012 Issue
Jun 1, 2012 | 0 comments
Seventy-six families of almost 500 people from infants to aged are now staying at the village at Kampong Speu Province, 30 kms from Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Home is still primitive in self-made straw houses until such time as we can build the wooden houses on stilts for them.
The villagers have cleared the agricultural plots which are now ready for planting. Two ponds have been built to ease water shortage during the dry season. Since March 2012, we have given food ration comprising of rice, eggs, fish paste and dried fish to each family for their sustenance, until such time as their crops can generate some income for them.
Our vocational centre building is almost completed – we will soon be able to provide courses to the villagers on how to farm their land, and also conduct English language education to the village children.
The agri-land is particularly good for planting rice, vegetables and fruiting trees – we are partnering local NGOs to train the villagers on growing these crops. The high grade crops to be planted on the agri-and will be free of chemical fertiliser and pesticides. We will explore marketing opportunities in Singapore for these natural farming crops.
This zero-carbon village will be equipped with bio- digesters system – all toilet and farming waste will be recycled into gas for use?in cooking and to give light and the solid compose for fertiliser.
Several funds raising projects are being organised by our members.
We have received about S$30,000 to date and are grateful to our generous donors.
A visit to the Resettlement Village is being organised for 6 to 9 December 2012. Do let us know if you wish to join us. Email: email@example.com for more information on the trip.