- Cambodia faces malnutrition and poor health in spite of farmers representing 70% of the country population.
- More than 80% of vegetables are imported from neighboring countries and have been contaminated with chemical additives.
- Promote vegetable and crop production in villages free of charge.
- Improve the diet of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations particularly pregnant or lactating women, infants and children.
- Promote concept of sharing and helping in the community.
- Retake Cambodian pride by producing our own healthy produce to make us self-sustainable.
- Form local management teams with names and phone numbers in the villages
- If possible ,include volunteer students from the various respective villages
- Local group/students responsibilities :
- Select the seeds
- Distribute seeds to different villages
- Educate villagers about the basic principles of Karuna Family garden
- Introduce modern farming techniques such as organic farming abilities.
- Solve farming problems such as irrigation and plotting issues
- Sow and distribute new vegetables to the rest of villagers for free
- Save new seedlings for the following season and for others villages
- Encourage villagers to share new crops with friends and neighboring villages to allow maximal effect and diversify crop production
- Encourage to plant extra vegetables and sell the excess, thereby increasing the income
- Send a report to Karuna every six months with pictures. (example: Khmer New Year, summer break or Phchum Ben, etc.)
Purpose and Impact
The Karuna Family Garden partnership with Student Volunteers is intended to:
a) Increase the production and encourage the consumption of self-grown nutrient rich vegetables.
b) Get students actively involved in the development of the community.
You can make a difference
Volunteer to promote consumption of home-grown micro-nutrient-rich vegetables.
Contact: Karuna Cambodia ( Karuna.Cambodia@gmail.com)
Donate Now to better overall quality of diet \of poorer populations
Make check payable to KARUNA CAMBODIA and mail to 8309 Vernelle Ln., Henrico, VA 23229
Family $1 Village $50 Commune $400 District $4,000 Province $30,000
Every gift is appreciated. Every gift counts.