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Ongoing activities

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Type: Health;

Location:

Phnom Penh

When:

2008 - 2016

Donors

Czech Development Agency;Real Aid;

Within the community health promotion activities, PIN promotes healthy hygiene practices both within the health centres and in the community. Together with social business Wetlands Works!, PIN supported the pilot of innovative flood proof latrines in a peri-urban community that is subject to yearly flooding. In addition, PIN has partnered with Urban Poor Women Development (UPWD) to assess and improve the level of knowledge and awareness of hygiene practices within the poor communities of Phnom Penh. We have tailored lessons for community outreach based on our assessment of the knowledge, attitudes and practices of families within the community, in order to deliver the most relevant information to those who need it most. 

Infrastructure Development

Type: Health;

Location:

Kampong Chhnang, Koh Kong Provinces

When:

2008 - 2017

Donors

Czech Republic Development Cooperation;

PIN works to improve access and standards of health infrastructure in rural and disadvantaged communities. This has included construction and renovation of health centers, postnatal rooms and WASH. In the province of Koh Kong, we have constructed a health centre in a hard to access area where people who were forced to relocate from their homes and communities due to economic development. Previously, these communities had no choice but to travel long distances to access health care, and now approximately 1500 households will receive health care as a result of this new centre.

Moreover we have a partnership with RWC (Rainwater Cambodia) in Koh Kong for implementing a subsidized water jars and latrines project. This has been supplemented by CLTS (Community Led Total Sanitation) activities promoting handwashing and safe water use.

 

 

Newborn care and nutrition

Type: Health;

Location:

Kampong Chhnang, Phnom Penh Provinces

When:

2008-2016

Donors

Czech Development Agency;Real Aid;Real Gift;

People in Need provides quality training to improve the level of care focused on midwives and the staff of health centers. Training specializes in various areas such as resuscitation of newborns and infection control. In addition, PIN trained and supported health centers in the promotion of health care at the community level. It focuses on the problems associated with breastfeeding and complementary feeding, teaches cooking classes and demonstrations by mothers teach how their families prepare simple and nutritious meals.

In 2016 specialised training has taken place for health centre staff across two ODs in Kampong Chhnang. Following that training, Post-Partum Hemorrhage and Anti-Shock garments (NASG) were donated to the HCs.

Building Disaster Resilient Communities in Cambodia

Type: Humanitarian Aid;

Location:

Cambodia, Pursat, Kratie, Kp. Chhnang, Kp. Spue, Banteay Meanchey, Kampot, Kp Thom, Battambong, Siem Reap

When:

2012 - 2017

Donors

ECHO;

Partners

Dan Church Aid;Action Aid;

PIN is changing the way disasters and the risks associated with them are perceived, creating a society that is more resilient and less vulnerable to the hazards and risks it faces. Cambodian communities are often ill-equipped for natural and man-made disasters. They are frequently hit by flooding, with 1.7 million people affected in 2013 (HRF).

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Healthy Family Community (mHealth)

Type: Health;

Location:

Provinces Kampong Chhnang, Koh Kong, Kratie

When:

2013 - 2017

Donors

USAID;Czech Development Agency;Real Aid;Real Gift;UNICEF;

Partners

Open Institute;

Beginning in Kampong Chhnang Province in 2013, the Healthy Family Community project uses mobile phone technology to deliver health messages regarding maternal and child health. Mothers and pregnant women who have registered receive automatic prerecorded voice messages to their phone which are designed to improve health behaviours and increase health service demand. These messages provide information and advice on a range of topics, such as avoiding harmful traditional health practices, and improving nutrition of the mother and baby.

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Urban Poverty Reduction Program

Type: Civil Society Development & Good Governance;

Location:

Phnom Penh

When:

2014 - 2018

Donors

Czech Development Agency;European Commission;

Partners

Sahmakum Teang Tnaut;

Despite majority of Cambodians live in the rural areas, the cities are growing at fast pace (approx. 3% a year). Every year thousands of people move to the urban areas looking for jobs, education and better living conditions. The Cambodia’s fast growing garment and construction sectors absorb majority of this population growth.

However, the Cambodian cities do not have sufficient infrastructure to accommodate migrants. Therefore, they tend to rent their dwellings in the outskirts of the city in very poor, unsanitary conditions and disaster prone areas (esp. flood and landslides). This puts their lives, health and assets at risk and is also one of the factors contributing to high malnutrition rates among the urban poor children (35%).

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Disaster Resilience through Improve Education and Livelihoods

Type: Humanitarian Aid; Livelihoods & Food Security;

Location:

Koh Kong Province

When:

2014 – 2017

Donors

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand;Czech Development Agency;

Koh Kong is a remote province located near the Thai border between the Cardamom Mountains and the Sea of Thailand.  Climate change impacts, especially irregular rainfall patterns, increased rainfall intensity, and dry-season drought, are having negative impacts on the sustainability of coastal communities’ livelihoods. Combine this with the effects of destructive livelihood practices including over-fishing, and significant mangrove and rainforest deforestation, the level of vulnerability to the effects of natural hazard for the people living in Koh Kong is one of the highest in Cambodia.

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Biogas energy solutions

Type: Environment; Local Development; Livelihoods & Food Security;

Location:

Takeo, Kampot, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kampong Cham, Kampong Speu, Kandal, Kep, Kampong Thom, Pursat, Kampong Chhnang and Siem Reap Provinces

When:

2015 - 2017

Donors

Real Aid;Real Gift;Czech Development Agency;Fondation Ensemble;

People in Need has joined forces with the National Biodigester Program (NBP) in developing a market-based biodigester sector in fourteen Cambodian provinces. Domestic biodigesters are underground constructions, where decomposing animal excrement releases a combination of methane and carbon dioxide, which is then easily harnessed as a fuel for kitchen gas stoves and lamps. Thus, families gain a convenient source of energy and do not need to purchase firewood or cook in smoke-filled rooms anymore. The by-product of biogas production – bioslurry – also provides farmers with a regular and potent supply of organic fertiliser which can be utilised to improve crop yields and also as a feed source for livestock production and aquaculture.

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Solar energy solutions

Type: Environment; Local Development; Livelihoods & Food Security;

Location:

Kampong Chhnang, Kratie and Kampong Thom Provinces

When:

2015 - 2017

Donors

Czech Development Agency;

Cambodia has one of the lowest electrification rates in South East Asia. While Cambodia is a low‐income country, the cost of electricity is one of the highest in the world. In the 2011‐2014 timeframe around 34% of people in Cambodia had access to electricity. Even when available, rural households pay more for electricity than urban residents. If grid connection is not available more than half of all households make use of car batteries, while others use dry cell batteries, candles or kerosene lamps. This energy use is inefficient, inconvenient, environmentally unsustainable and costly. Due to the inefficiency of these energy technologies the poor pay higher unit costs than more affluent people, with rural households spending 10‐15% of their monthly income on fuel and electricity. Solar energy provides a valuable opportunity for Cambodia's economic development by increasing rural communities access to affordable and clean power.

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Food safety

Type: Livelihoods & Food Security;

Location:

Phnom Penh

When:

2015-2017

Donors

Australian Embassy in Cambodia;

Partners

ACTED;Welt Hungerhilfe;

Pesticides increase agricultural production through the reduction of pests and diseases and related crop loss. But continuous reliance on pesticides in agriculture poses serious threats to both the ecosystem and human health. The continued use of highly toxic pesticides, banned in many countries, has high social and environmental costs.

 The ‘What’s in our food’ project aims to determine the pesticide levels in vegetables available in Cambodian fresh food markets and seeks ways to reduce the risk if the levels are found to be above those international recommended. 

Livestock sector development

Type:

The ‘Civil Society, Authorities and Markets for Sustainable Community Animal Production, Livelihoods and Environment’ (CAM-4-SCALE) project aims to improve the livelihoods of more than 50,000 smallholder livestock farmers across 8 target provinces in Cambodia (Battambang, Pursat, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Takeo, Prey Veng, Svey Rieng, Kampot Provinces), by building on and scaling up the achievements of the CLIMAD livestock development project. Between 2016-2018, the EU-funded CAM-4-SCALE project will strengthen both the veterinary services sector, and the capacities of the private sector, grassroots farmer groups, local NGOs and relevant authorities. The project is being implemented by PIN in cooperation with national NGOs CIRD, PNKA, and EPDO, the Provincial Offices of Animal Health and Production and relevant sections of the Cambodian Government. With a total budget of 1.4 million USD and a team of more than 40 staff, CAM-4-SCALE is one of the largest livestock market development projects in the region.

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Past Activities Successfully completed programmes

Improving Livelihoods in Rural Areas of Kampong Chhnang province

Type: Livelihoods & Food Security;

From 2011 to 2012 People in Need supported two local partner organizations in the development of the livelihoods of 800 poor families from 21 villages in Kampong Chhnang Province. Through practical trainings in more effective agriculture production practices, followed by the provision of investment grants and subsequent coaching, many families were able to transform their small fields and animal husbandry into medium-sized businesses, generating a significant source of income.

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Development of a market-oriented sector with domestic biodigesters

Type: Environment; Livelihoods & Food Security;

Location:

Takeo, Kampot, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kampong Cham, Kampong Speu, Kandal, Kep, Kampong Thom, Pursat, Kampong Chhnang and Siem Reap Provinces

When:

2011 - 2013

Donors

NBP;Czech Development Agency;Real Aid;Real Gift;

Partners

NBP;SNV;

People in Need has joined forces with the National Biodigester Program (NBP) in developing a market-based biodigester sector in twelve Cambodian provinces. Domestic biodigesters are underground constructions, where decomposing animal excrement releases a combination of methane and carbon dioxide, which is then easily harnessed as a fuel for kitchen gas stoves and lamps. Thus, families gain a convenient source of energy and do not need to purchase firewood or cook in smoke-filled rooms anymore. Thanks to reduced firewood burning, the utilization of methane from decomposing animal waste and replacement of chemical fertilizers by natural ones, emissions of greenhouse gases fall annually by 4.01 tons per one biodigester.

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Emergency response and recovery

Type: Humanitarian Aid; Water and sanitation;

Location:

Kampong Chhnang and Pursat Provinces

When:

2011 - 2014

Donors

European Commission;PIN Club of Friends;Czech Development Agency;

Partners

AARR;Phnom Neang Kangrei Association;

During the 2011 floods, thousands of safe water sources were flooded and many families lost access to drinkable water. The rapidly increased risk of diarrhea, especially among children, is sharply contrasted by the limited assistance available. As a result, People in Need (PIN), in cooperation with the Provincial Health Department (PHD) and the Alliance2015 partner Cesvi, distributed water purification tablets, soaps and other materials for the prevention and treatment of diarrhoea to over 3,100 families. The health center staff provided messages that focused on key practices for protecting people’s health.  When the water levels receded, PIN in cooperation with the Provincial Department of Rural Development (PDRD) rehabilitated 142 flooded wells, restoring approx. 8,000 people's access to clean water.

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Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness in Cambodia

Type: Humanitarian Aid;

Location:

Pursat Province

When:

2013

Donors

ECHO;

Cambodia´s geographical location, available resources, and frequency as well magnitude of disasters makes its population very vulnerable to impacts of disasters such as floods, droughts, tropical storms and hurricanes. While emergency aid is the cornerstone of People in Need's work worldwide, the organization believes that the most work that is required is building the institutional capacity of local authorities responsible for disaster management and strengthening the resilience of at-risk communities to help them to be better prepared for disasters.

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Community Livestock Market Development (CLIMAD)

Type: Livelihoods & Food Security; Environment; Local Development;

The Community Livestock Market Development (CLIMAD) project (2013-2016) involved PIN working with 5 local partner NGOs (PNKA, SORF, EPDO, SORF, TDSP) to engage the private sector, civil society organizations and relevant authorities in reducing the poverty of 18,000 livestock farming households living in 205 villages of Pursat and Kampong Chhnang provinces.

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Improvement of health care access in Takeo

Type: Health;

Location:

Takeo Province

When:

2014-2016

Donors

Czech Republic Development Cooperation;

In Takeo Province, Peeple in need has improved healthcare access and community infrastructure by building 3 health centres, and PIN also donated medical equipment for training HC staff in specialized eye care, diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, one primary school was rehabilitated in Takeo in (3rd quarter of) 2015, ensuring safe and suitable conditions for children to attend school.


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