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Bucket of Leeks: Gardening to End Poverty

After Cambodia’s civil war in 1987, many families in the Anlong Veng area were unable to pursue gardening and bought vegetables imported from Thailand. They spent their little money on vegetables—and on medical care. The vegetables were sprayed with a toxic chemical fertilizer that caused families to be sick. Chhit Pok’s family faced the same […]

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Leaders Back in the Driver’s Seat

Many times, the poor lose their power to make decisions. They may become oppressed by wars, disasters or economic downfalls – only living in survival mode. Governments or organizations who assist them might tell them what to do. This was the situation of many families living in Cambodia’s northern district of Anlong Veng. Anlong Veng […]

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Tasty, Money-Making Crickets

In many Asian cultures, especially Thailand and Cambodia, crickets are a tasty snack to be munched on with a cold drink. Cooked with a little soy sauce, these little crunchy, bite-sized bugs provide protein, calcium, fats and other rich minerals. And they are easy to raise—especially in small spaces—making them the ideal income-generating project for […]

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You’re Doing Mission Work

When I became a follower of Jesus, I learned God’s truth at the feet of many American missionaries. I am deeply indebted to their sacrifice and generosity. However, as a youth, I was skeptical of mission work. I couldn’t understand why complete strangers would do good things for me and my family – sometimes even […]

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Three years of patiently "walking with leaders" changes a Cambodian community

FH's mission statement is “to walk with churches, leaders and families in overcoming all forms of human poverty by living in healthy relationship with God and His creation.” In the forests of rural Cambodia, there is a small community called Toul Prasat. My husband and I visited there in 2010, which is why I'm so […]

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Education means victory against malaria in Cambodia

“If you stay long enough, you will see transformation,” a staff member in Cambodia once told me. When it comes to lasting solutions to extreme poverty, the road can be long … and bumpy …but if you persevere, you will see things you never thought possible. Along the way, you'll celebrate many victories.  I'd like […]

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A solution so simple but so life-changing

FH works in the northern part of Cambodia which is a former stronghold of the Khmer Rouge. During the war and genocide of 1975-1979, social institutions and people who staffed them were intentionally wiped out. canexback Religious temples were destroyed, banks and money were burned, and 1-2 million businesspeople, school teachers and other educated Cambodians were […]

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Should water be provided by the public or private sector?

We’ve talked a lot so far about the raw mechanics of finding, gathering and storing clean water in extremely remote places like Sololo, Kenya. But this article about the president of Bolivia got me thinking about how water is managed day-to-day once access to it is established. Most water distribution in developing countries is managed by the public sector, but […]

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