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2017 Annual Report

During 2017, God has blessed ADRA Cambodia in fulfilling our vision to reflect God's character of love for the poor and vulnerable through development and relief projects based on inclusive, trust-based community relationships that lead to improved quality of life. We are grateful to hear about and see the positive changes in the lives of our beneficiaries and as well in ourselves as Agents of Change... Check out our 2017 Report to learn more:

EMBRACE team celebrated Midwifery Day “Midwife provides quality care”!

Press Release
Midwifery Day
By Project EMBRACE
Rovieng District, Preah Vihear Province
May 24, 2018
On May 24, 2018, members of ADRA Cambodia’s EMBRACE team conducted an awareness meeting on Midwife’s Day on the topic of “Midwife provides Quality Care”. The event was conducted to raise awareness and improve knowledge of women and villagers​​ on other problems pre and post birth deliveries and to encourage husbands to bring their wives to help on deliveries at health centers. The session was held in cooperation with the Provincial Health Department, Operational District and the local authorities in Chey Sen district, Preah Vihear province.

This was a live on air program event. We were able to broadcast live to local Phnom Tbeng Radio 97.3MHz, in which we open questions for participants to ask guest speakers to answer as much as possible.

Over 300 people including children, women, men, female and male youth participated.

Mr. Tith Sokham, deputy district governor of Chey Sen District who presented as a chairperson for the event, addressed to all participants to focusing on caring mothers and child health specifically
Antenatal care (ANC) and Postnatal Care (PNC).

Ms. Muy Chanmoly, representative of midwives from provincial department gave a provincial health reports and provided some advices to mothers, fathers, also students to take care health by encouraging and bringing their wives, mothers, and sisters to closer health centers and hospitals. 

Ms. Naung Sotheavy, representative of midvives from Tbeng Mean Chey Operational District, also provided similiar messages of health care and what danger signs that affected mother and child health. She also encouraged mothers to go to health centers and hospital even when there are no danger signs during pregnancy.

 

Project EMBRACE (Enhancing Mother/Newborn/Child Health in Remote Areas through Health Care and Community Engagement), is being implemented by ADRA Cambodia. It is primarily funded by Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada department with support from ADRA Canada’s generous donors.
 

 

 

 

A happy smile with a new latrine! “Thank you PAPSDA!”

Mrs. Ben Oun is 72 years old, lives in Robongromeas, a village neighboring Toul Thmear village. Her husband died ten years ago. She has six children [four daughters and two sons]. They are all married and live in separated houses. She has fifteen grandchildren.  But Oun lives with her youngest daughter. Because the family has not been able to earn much during the year, some of her children have to migrate to find jobs.

Mrs Ben Oun stays with her two grandchildren and her sick son in-law. She doesn’t only look after them, but also her house work. She has two hectares of rice paddy, four buffaloes and thirty chicken. Her son in-law is a buffalo boy.  

Oun said “I am very excited that ADRA through PAPSDA project has provided me one latrine. I don’t need to go with one hoe on hands out to the field or bush behind my house any more. I feel very bored and difficult without latrine; I feel ashamed of my neighbors. My family hygiene is not so good like what I told you that my son in-law has serious stomachache; so I have to boil water for drinking every day. I sometimes have to go to my daughter’s house which is far away from my house in order to use her latrine temporarily.”

Mrs Oun finally said “I am very grateful for ADRA PAPSDA project who has supported me with a nice latrine. I hope my family have better hygiene and a better life with no more difficulties. I and my grandchildren will be safe and healthy.” Thank you ADRA and PAPSDA for providing our neighboring village latrines. We are not only making Toul Thmear village different, but also the neighboring village-Robongromeas!

 

ADRA UK Connections-UK group_11-25 March 2018

Disaster Response after Mondulkiri Market Fire

Disaster Response after Mondulkiri Market Fire 

 The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Cambodia and the Cambodia Adventist Mission (CAM), together with support from the church members and the Christensen Adventist Primary school in Mondulkiri, were able to distribute food packages to 220 families following a fire on February 10, 2018 that burned down Senmonorom Market in Mondulkiri provincial town. The fire burned 80% of the market including 223 market shop/homes, killed two people and seriously injured three more.  Each family received 25 kg of rice, 53 packets of instant noodles, 10 tins of fish, 1 kg of salt, and 1 liter of cooking oil.

 

The fire began at 2:00 am on February 10, 2018 from an electrical short according to local authorities. Families lost their possessions and livelihoods and suffered great shock.  In a daze they sought shelter with their relatives, neighbours, the pagoda and the government hall. Red Cross immediately provided mats, blankets and some food. When ADRA and CAM met with local authorities, they said that there was an urgent need for more food. They explained that while families have at least temporary shelter, it will take some time to re-establish their livelihoods and could not yet find enough food to support their families.

ADRA worked with CAM and local church leaders, including teachers from Christiansen Adventist School to package the food kits.  Working with government workers, the team distributed the food to the 220 affected families.

We would like to ask everyone to continue to pray for the affected families as they are seeking to restore their livelihoods and homes and especially those who are mourning for the loss of their loved ones. Thank you for all your prayers and support!