Two years ago, when Ou Sam Art learned about village savings and loans groups through World Renew's partner KADRA, she took it upon herself to start one in her village. It wasn't easy, but Ou Sam Art went from house to house speaking with families. Many were skeptical, thinking it might just be a scam to take their money. Ou Sam Art didn't give up, and slowly she convinced enough villagers to start a group.
Now Ou Sam Art is a passionate and determined savings group leader, active in advocacy for her community as well. She makes sure the regional community leaders hear from Svay Taphlor village!
Khmer Angka for Development of Rural Areas (KADRA) works in 7 villages in Svay Rieng Province, facilitating a 10 step community organizing process focused on integrated community development that focuses on 7 sectors: agriculture, health, children’s education, income generation, environment, community infrastructure and social justice.