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Human and Hope Association Inc.

Food Production for 50 families in rural Cambodia

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Home Food Garden Project

Who are you helping?

COVID-19 has left a devastating mark on the Cambodian tourism industry, which usually contributes around one-third of their GDP (OECD 2019). Without the tourism industry, hundreds of thousands of Cambodians have lost all income and way to feed their family. They need your help.

Can you help?

To help empower Cambodians in need, Human and Hope Association has established a new project called the Home Food Garden Project. This project will give members of the community the skills and knowledge to start growing their own food to feed their families and generate income. HHA is looking to raise enough funds to support 50 families (425 people minimum) economically impacted by COVID-19 to establish food production. 

 
What will your support do?

The project aims to ensure:

  • 50 families will complete the Home Food Garden Project course
  • 100% of participants increase their knowledge about basic chemical-free farming
  • 100% of participants have access to the required resource to establish their home gardens
  • The alleviation of food insecurity in 50 families due to creating self-sustainable gardens
  • Improved nutrition, resulting in a significant reduction in the number of children under five years old who are stunted in those 50 families 
    In the case of families who have surplus produce, this puts them in the position to sell their chemical-free vegetables to other families, generating much-needed income for the families

Success Stories So Far

When Bronh came through the Home Food Garden Project he was living in poverty with no access to food, as both he and his wife had lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Bronh learnt the skills to establish a food garden, became self-reliant and established a micro-business with surplus vegetable production. Early evaluation of this program indicates that participants like Bronh are feeling very hopeful because they don’t have to worry about whether they can feed their families each day.

More Information

Prior to COVID-19, 35% of Cambodians were already living in multidimensional poverty (UNDP 2018). An estimated loss of just 30 cents US per day in income per person will double the country’s poverty rate (UN WFP). Undernutrition is estimated to cost Cambodia approximately 1.7% of its annual GDP and is a major contributor to mortality and decreased health and productivity (UN WFP).  

The project will be delivered through two days of training by HHA’s Project Coordinators. Participants will learn how to use natural resources to grow vegetables, choosing the right vegetables for their land and how to make their own fertiliser. They will be provided with seeds, fertiliser and recycled materials to establish gardens and two months of support.  

Who Benefits?

The Home Food Garden Project will directly benefit 50 families (at minimum, 425 people) who are living below the poverty line in Sambour Commune in rural Siem Reap, Cambodia. Out of these 50 families:

  • 88% of those families have had at least one family member who lost their job as a result COVID-19
  • 67% of the families are in debt, and make decisions between buying food and paying for their shelter.
  • 27% of the families have to pay regular medical bills.

Human and Hope Association Incorporated is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 08 Sep 2020. It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

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Contact Details

2 Coombe Street
GAWLER EAST SA, 5118


Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.