Danish organisation helps improve poor Khmer women's lives

Poor Khmer ethnic women in Long Phu district, the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang, have improved their farming skills and knowledge on family care thanks to a project funded by CARE, an organisation of Denmark.

The Participatory Community Development (PACODE) project has set up 124 groups with more than 2,000 members who are Khmer women in An Hiep, Thuan Hoa, Truong Khanh and Lich Hoi Thuong communes. The groups met regularly to learn about safe water, environmental hygiene and community health care under the instruction of PACODE lecturers.


They also share farming and animal raising skills as well as help each other in capital.

Soc Trang is home to 350,000 Khmer ethnic people, living mainly in Vinh Chau, My Xuyen, Long Phu and Thanh Tri districts.