CCDO Social Entrepreneurship Program
CCDO has initiated a number of successful small scale projects within the Social Entrepreneurship program to give villagers an opportunity to build new income generation skills and help support their families.
To date we support 3 projects: Piglet Farming, Vegetable Gardening, and Soap Selling.
The participants in all projects give back to our organization and community in small ways.
Piglet project started with a young girl in California who through her 4H participation raised two pigs for show and raising awareness about malnutrition in Cambodia. She sold the pigs after showing and also collected numerous donations from her friends and family. Vetted Cambodian families get 2 piglets to start their animal stock. They have to erect a pigsty and attend workshops on animal husbandry. They give back 2 piglets from each of the first three litters, which are then passed on to other families. This project is implemented in two communes with a total of 20 villages and 20,000 people.
We distribute seeds and tools to vetted Cambodian families to grow an array of vegetables for the market, our free breakfast program and their own family consumption.
This project has started with cooperation of Eco-Soap Bank, whereas recycled hotel soap is distributed to a number of women sellers in different villages. While they sell the soaps for a small profit, they also advocate better hygiene in their own community.
The Social Entrepreneurship Program is coordinated and supported by CCDO SEP Coordinator.