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ARTWATERENESS Final Exhibition

Posted: 12th Jun 2014

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RACHA is thrilled to announce that our partner, Through Waters, is launching its final exhibition of ARTWATERENESS in Phnom Penh. The exhibit, featuring artworks the team gathered on a months' long bicycle tour through Cambodia. The ArtWatereness team also partnered with two Cambodian artists to perform artistic research about water and what it means for all of us.

RACHA Visited by RESULTS UK and UK Parliamentarian Members

Posted: 2nd Apr 2014

RACHA was greatly honored to be one of the organizations visited by a delegation from the UK based organization RESULTS UK on February 21, 2014. The group was composed of Baroness Suttie, Michael Connarty MP, Laurence Robertson MP, Nic Dakin MP, Mark Pawsey MP, accompanied by Steve Lewis, Jess Kuehne, Megan Wilson-Jones and Reg Davis from RESULTS. RACHA Board member Mr. David Awcock, and a representative from Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), Mr. Richard Winterton also attended.

East Meets West and RACHA to Continue Partnership

Posted: 23rd Jan 2014

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RACHA is thrilled to announce that it will continue its partnership with < a href = "https://www.eastmeetswest.org/">East Meets West in order to implement the CHOBA project.

Microcredit Recipient Om Nang Finds Financial Success and Stable Health

Posted: 25th Sep 2013

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Om Nang has been living with HIV for at least eight years. Nonetheless, she is a successful, well-respected member of her community, a village called Thmor Sor in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia. Thmor Sor can be difficult to access, and many of the homes are built on stilts above muddy waters. However, its seaside location allows for a plethora of business opportunities; and with assistance from RACHA, Om Nang has succeeded in becoming a successful dried shrimp seller, despite the fact that she is living with HIV.

RACHA Begins Implementation of CHOBA in Three Communes

Posted: 5th Aug 2013

RACHA began the first implementation stages of the CHOBA, CHOBA (Community Health Output Based Aid ) project in the Svay Donkeo, Rumlech, and Kampong Kdey communes of Pursat province in June and July. CHOBA's goal is to help mobilize communities to improve their hygiene and sanitation practices.

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Sng Oun, 50, along with her children and grandchildren, make up a family of twelve. They live in a modest ground level dwelling in Thmei village in the Svay Donkeo commune. The government classifies her as ID Poor 1, meaning that she lives at the lowest level of poverty in Cambodia, and spends most of her time looking after her grandchildren as their parents work in Thailand in order to send financial support to the family. Sng Oun attended the first CHOBA village meeting along with her community members. She learned how diseases are transmitted through poor sanitation and how this leads to chronic health problems such as diarrhea and other waterborne illnesses; problems she has seen firsthand among her family members. She knew that better sanitation infrastructure and practices would benefit the health and well-being of her family.

RACHA Launches CHOBA Project in Pursat

Posted: 23rd Jun 2013

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On June 5, 6, and 7th, RACHA launched the initial implementation phase of CHOBA in three communes, Svay Doun Kaev, Rumlech, and Khnar Totueng in Bakan, Pursat Province. CHOBA, (Community Health Output-Based Aid), is a community-based project aimed to increase the sanitation coverage in communities by specifically mobilizing the most poor and vulnerable. In partnership with East Meets West, RACHA is working to address a fundamental health disparity in Cambodia.