CARE Denmark Helps Khmer Women

Lately many of the poor women from the Khmer ethnic minority in the district of Long Phu in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta province of Soc Tang have been benefiting from special training offered through a project funded by the help organization CARE Denmark.
     The training has helped improve the Khmer women’s farming skills as well as their knowledge on family care. The project – officially named the Participatory Community Development (PACODE) – has set up 124 groups with more than 2,000 members. The members are all Khmer women from the communes An Hiep, Thuan Hoa, Truong Khanh, and Lich Hoi Thuong. The groups meet regularly to learn about safe water, environmental hygiene, and community health care under the instruction of PACODE lecturers.
     The Khmer women also share skills concerning farming and raising animals. The Soc Trang province is home to no less than 350,000 ethnic Khmers, most of whom mainly live in the districts of Vinh Chau, My Xuyen, Long Phu, and Thanh Tri.

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