Centering on the concepts of “personal independence” and “community independence”
Since 1993, IVY has carried out various projects to reduce poverty in Cambodia, a country that began its journey to recovery at the conclusion of a 27-year civil war that began in 1970.
IVY’s initial activities provided support to welfare facilities that cared for orphans and street children in the capital of Phnom Penh. Later, IVY assisted a resettlement site for homeless mother-child families that had moved from farming villages to the capital. Since 1999, IVY has also conducted activities based on the concepts of “personal independence” and “community independence” in Svay Rieng Province, the poorest area that has a high rate of homelessness.
Our goal for projects in Cambodia
IVY’s projects in Cambodia are carried out to fulfill our goal, based on our vision and mission stated below.
IVY strives to realize a society where all people in Cambodia can escape poverty, and each and every individual can live a life of dignity.
It is IVY’s mission to strengthen capabilities so that people can take action to improve their standard of living by developing their communities and practicing sustainable farming.
IVY’s goal is village independence. Village independence refers to the ability of villagers to “cooperatively execute community activities through democratic-oriented village leaders and organizations,” “secure daily food provisions,” “possess human resources and funds necessary to support increased income for the poor,” and “make decisions without coercion.”
- Svay Rieng Province Agro-products Cooperative (SAC), a project to promote independence
This project aims to increase the production and sales of Svay Rieng Agro-products Cooperative(SAC), build a supply network, and ensure SAC’s continuation and future autonomy by strengthening management through capacity building.
● A project to improve the livelihood of women in poor rural areas of Svay Rieng Province who worked at garment factories
The project aims to improve the incomes of young village women and women who worked in garment factories by making groups for pooling money and providing guidance in micro-businesses, such as learning techniques for raising and selling breeding pigs/poultry and creating natural compost for rice farming.
- A project to create women’s associations in the poor, rural areas of Svay Rieng Province
Please refer to Women’s Agricultural Development.
Projects to date
- Support for operation of the 4th Social Welfare Center
- (July 1993 to June 1996, Phnom Penh)
- Independence support project at a resettlement site for homeless mother-child families
(March 1995 to December 2002, Kandal Province)
- Well Water for Life
(1997 to May 2010)
- Support for establishing women’s associations in rural villages
- (April 1999 to June 2003, Svay Rieng Province)
- Fostering grassroots veterinarians and animal husbandry consultants
- (July 2002 to June 2003, Svay Rieng Province)
- Women’s farming village development project using sustainable farming
- (July 2003 to June 2006, Svay Rieng Province)
- Women’s farming village support project using joint production/shipping of vegetables
- (January 2007 to December 2009, Svay Rieng Province)
- Project to build a vegetables supply/distribution system
- (January 2010 to March 2012, Svay Rieng Province)
* Click here to download reports on past projects.
Account information for donations
|Please tell us your name and address either by telephone, email, or FAX after you have transferred funds.|
|Minamiyonbancho Branch Ordinary deposit 0228265|
|Account Name:||Approved Specified Non-Profit Organization IVY Representative Director Naoki Edamatsu|
|Postal Transfer about fees||Please write your name, address, and “Cambodia Flood” on the postal transfer form and send funds to the account below.|
|Name of Account Holder:||IVY|
* Donations are subject to deduction for charitable contributions.