Women’s Bank operates in Cambodia primarily by financing village banks.
Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Asia. Around 80 percent of the population lives from agriculture. The country’s development is hindered by vast income gap between the countryside and towns, poor educational system and corruption. The country is particularly vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change, i.e. floods, storms and heavy rain.
Cambodia has been one of Women’s Bank’s programme countries since 2007. We strengthen the position of women and girls as regards their social and economic equality.
Cambodia: 7,692 women benefitted from our work
Cambodia is one of the countries most affected by climate change in the world. In poor rural regions, people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods but one flood or drought can wipe out everything.
We support women’s access to permanent livelihoods, particularly through saving and loan groups and cooperatives. We train women in the use of climate-resistant farming techniques and crop varieties. We also offer vocational education and training to young people
- 5,545 members in 17 agricultural cooperatives.
- 45 young women enrolled in vocational education.
- 292 women received training in climate-resistant farming methods.