We are working in Srae Chrov through our partner OREDA, facilitating a 10 step community organizing process focused on integrated community development covering 7 sectors: agriculture, health, children’s education, income generation, environment, social justice and infrastructure development.

Srae Chrov is in Kampot Province, Cambodia

Somrith Rith is the sub village chief and new elected member of the community based organization (CBO) of his village.
He and his other CBO counterparts are going to grow and develop as World Renew and their partner OREDA begin implementing new training in his village.Following the formation of a Community Based Organization (CBO), we bring the villagers together to take part in a Participatory Community Research (PCR) exercise.
Saem Sokhey is the newly elected Community Based Organization (CBO) leader of Srae Chrov village. In addition to her rice fields she also has a small piece of land about 2 kilometers from her home where she grows corn. During the harvest season, she picks corn every day. She will boil it at her home in the early morning and early afternoon, and then she'll take it, steaming, on her motorbike to sell in the village.
As a young girl Saem Sokhey wanted to keep studying through high school, but her mother arranged her marriage with a boy from the village. She went to school every day until her wedding day. She was 17.
Saem Sokhey is industrious and hard working. It is this spirit that made her the obvious choice for the CBO leader.
“I hope that the community can learn how to organize itself to build the roads that we need to get around in the village."
"I also want us to have more wells and latrines for the families here.”

Click here to read a recent blog post about community planning in Srae Chrov!

 

World Renew’s community development process brings about full participation to identify and work through the community's challenges. 

World Renew supports communities so that they can achieve enough food, good health, fruitful work...

At the same time, our staff and partners work towards change at the deepest human level – at the level of a community’s vision, values, habits and worldview. This kind of change, though not always visible on the surface, is what is needed to sustain the progress they have made and help them truly flourish as God’s handiwork.

In such communities:

  • People gather to shape their future together

  • People work together on community projects that improve the quality of life of all members of the community

  • Everyone’s gifts and talents are welcomed and put to use

  • Leaders are identified, developed, and affirmed

  • On-going learning leads to awareness, understanding, and improved lives

  • Justice prevails and laws protect

  • Civic life is active

  • Mercy is generous and flowing

  • Christians work alongside other members of the community to achieve change, instilling all they do with biblical values and faith