Help to provide a sustainable
food source for a struggling Cambodian community...
You can make a difference to the families of this small community
who struggle to feed their families each day.
via GiveNow or PayPal
By helping us to provide some land and give practical education in simple horticultural techniques, crop rotation and land care, you will ensure this community will have the skills and space to grow nutritious food to feed their families for years to come.
This is an exciting program that has the potential to truly make a lasting difference to the people of Sra Srong Community. If you would like to help us build a healthy, sustainable and brighter future for the impoverished families in this community, please donate to this important project by clicking on the 'Donate' button above. Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible in Australia.
Donations can be made via GiveNow or Paypal. If using our GiveNow facility, please note 'Community Garden' as the reference and we will allocate your funds accordingly. Our PayPal facility automatically notes the project reference.
Into the Future
Once the garden is established and the villagers are confident to grow a range of crops, we aim to establish a community stall where produce from the garden can be sold to neighbouring villagers. Revenue received from community stall can be used to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the garden, purchasing seed, fertilizer and additional garden tools and providing a small income to those working the garden. We can see this contributing to a healthier and more economically viable community, which can only help to increase personal confidence/belief and improve living conditions for the families who make up this community.
Sra Srong is a small community nestled within the Angkor Zone of Siem Reap Province. With no services available, limited access in to and out of the community, no nearby market and no local employment, the majority of villagers are illiterate and unskilled. Families struggle to survive on unreliable income from distant, inconsistent, lowly-paid work. Earning only a few dollars a day, it is not uncommon for families here to have insufficient food to eat.
What is Needed?
BBFF has been working in consultation with the Chief Administrator for the District to obtain permission to access Government land for community use. This land will need to be cleared of scrub, fenced, the soil conditioned and plowed and divided into plots. A water source, such as a well, will need to be created and non-mechanical horticultural tools will need to be sourced. Once the land is sufficiently prepared, fertilizer and seed/seedlings will need to be obtained.
The Villagers are keen to be involved in growing their own food. A range of crops will be planted and the produce will be shared amongst the families in the community. As the villagers work in the garden, they will receive guidance in a range of horticultural and land care skills so that the garden remains sustainable. Villagers will need to participate in the garden if they want to share the produce.
To develop a community food garden that will provide a sustainable source of food for community members to eat. Villagers will work together in the garden to grow a variety of crops and receive guidance to improve their knowledge of horticultural skills, diversification of crops and landcare.
Funds Needed: $5,000 AUD
All contributions by Donors will be properly receipted and acknowledged. Transparent financial records are kept and relevant updates will be added to our Facebook page and website for contributors to follow.
If you are feeling adventurous and would like to travel to Cambodia, why not get a group together to fundraise and volunteer. You will have a chance to see the wonder and magic of Cambodia and spend a few days on the ground helping with a project.
As some planning and coordination will be required, please contact us to advise your interest in this option and we can provide you with further information.
Please note that all costs and insurances associated with your trip will be your responsibility.