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CHOBA's Suppliers: Putting Planning Into Practice

Posted: 10th Feb 2014

RACHA's successful CHOBA program works closely with local suppliers to provide delivery and installation of the latrines for participating households throughout Rumlech, Kampong Kdey, and Svay Donkeo Communes in Bakan district, Pursat. Throughout implementation, CHOBA has been working with three suppliers in the area, two based in Pursat and one based in Battambang, to meet the demands of the participating communes. Read more about them here!

Microcredit Recipient Om Nang Finds Financial Success and Stable Health

Posted: 25th Sep 2013

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Om Nang has been living with HIV for at least eight years. Nonetheless, she is a successful, well-respected member of her community, a village called Thmor Sor in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia. Thmor Sor can be difficult to access, and many of the homes are built on stilts above muddy waters. However, its seaside location allows for a plethora of business opportunities; and with assistance from RACHA, Om Nang has succeeded in becoming a successful dried shrimp seller, despite the fact that she is living with HIV.

RACHA Begins Implementation of CHOBA in Three Communes

Posted: 5th Aug 2013

RACHA began the first implementation stages of the CHOBA, CHOBA (Community Health Output Based Aid ) project in the Svay Donkeo, Rumlech, and Kampong Kdey communes of Pursat province in June and July. CHOBA's goal is to help mobilize communities to improve their hygiene and sanitation practices.

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Sng Oun, 50, along with her children and grandchildren, make up a family of twelve. They live in a modest ground level dwelling in Thmei village in the Svay Donkeo commune. The government classifies her as ID Poor 1, meaning that she lives at the lowest level of poverty in Cambodia, and spends most of her time looking after her grandchildren as their parents work in Thailand in order to send financial support to the family. Sng Oun attended the first CHOBA village meeting along with her community members. She learned how diseases are transmitted through poor sanitation and how this leads to chronic health problems such as diarrhea and other waterborne illnesses; problems she has seen firsthand among her family members. She knew that better sanitation infrastructure and practices would benefit the health and well-being of her family.

Fortifying Fish and Soy Sauce to Keep Cambodia Healthy

Posted: 14th May 2013

Read about RACHA's nationwide program that is fortifying fish and soy sauce with iron to keep Cambodians healthy.

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Mr. Kim Heang, HCMC Chief

Posted: 1st Nov 2012

Mr. Kim Heang, Health Center Management Committee and VIllage Commune Chief, speaks to RACHA about his goals in improving healthcare in his commune, Boeng Bot Kandol, in Pursat Province, and tells us about the successes he has already seen.