Advance # 14916A
Transforming communities by providing training in health, agriculture and microloan initiatives
Background / History
80 percent of Cambodians residing in rural areas live on subsistence farming, which is associated with poor health. Many rural communities have inadequate food production, health information and care, lack employment opportunities and have poor water supplies that affect community health, especially the health of children. The period of civil conflict resulted in institutional deterioration that excluded rural populations from social and economic opportunities has led to a lack of hope that limits people from seeing possibilities for change.
Goals & Objectives
4 areas of Strategic Focus.
A) Holistic Ministry. Purpose 1: To increase capacity of leaders in the Methodist Church of Cambodia to integrate outreach ministries into congregational life. Purpose 2: To increase capacity of local churches to initiate and manage outreach activities in their communities.
B) Health. Purpose 1: To increase access of church and community members to government health services. Purpose 2: To improve environmental and personal health and hygiene situation in the project areas through promotive/preventive health activities and medical outreaches.
A) Holistic Ministry.
Activity 1. Support of the Social Concerns Committee of the Methodist Church of Cambodia.
Activity 2. Mobilizing local congregations and pastors through study of the theology of development and biblical basis for holistic outreach.
Activity 1. Training of "Good Samaritan" and pastors as voluntary health advocates.
Activity 2. Annual national campaign among churches for health promotions, such as HIV/AIDS awareness, Malaria/Dengue prevention, clean water etc.
Overall Goal: Improved health and well-being of individuals, families and rural communities where the Methodist Mission in Cambodia works. Objectives: 1. Village and community groups will be using new agricultural resources and other income-generating activities productively; 2. Good Samaritans are ministering to the poor and sick who are accessing the Cambodian health care system in their communities; 3.
Women, infants and, especially, children have access to and are using clean water and producing vegetables for improved nutrition; 4.
Overall Indicators: The number of families and other rural community residents reporting concrete improvements in health care access and well-being. Specific Indicators: Goal 1: a. Village and community groups will be utilizing new agricultural resources and other income-generating activities productively; b. The number of "seed projects" completed by leaders trained in holistic development workshops; c.
Number of group members receiving and effectively using new farm or micro-enterprise resources; d. Number of successful "passing-on-gifts" completed; e. Quantity and monetary value of new farm or micro-enterprise resources in use by farm families; f. Number of other community members receiving and effectively using new farm or micro-enterprise resources; g.
Budget & Financial Information
|Annual Advance Financial Goal
|Local Financial Support
|UMC of Switzerland
|PIM/NIM support for local staff
|Local Khmer staff (5)
|Training and workshops
|Micro-loans for cows, chickens, rice-bank, silk weaving, savings & credit
|Field visits & follow-up
|Planning, evaluation, monitoring by Social Concerns Committee
- Advocacy, Organizing, Grassroots, Campaigns, Networking
- Agriculture Education, Farming, Gardening, Environment Education
- Agriculture/Farming, Food Production/Processing, Environment/Sustainable Development
- Animals: Husbandry, Livestock, Poultry, Fish/Pisciculture, Hatcheries
- Asian Descent
- Community Development and Meeting Basic Needs
- Economic Development, Small Business, Microenterprise, Micro-lending/Micro-credit, Income-generation
- Education, Training, and Research
- Environment and Efficiency
- Evangelism & Church Growth
- Global Health
- Health & Nutrition Education, Hygiene, Nursing, Drugs, Diseases, Natural Medicines, Infant Mortality
- Leadership Development and Education
- Leadership Training, Workshops, Networking, Job Counseling
- Materials, Resources, and Supplies for Development
- Mission Initiatives
- Peace, Nonviolence, Conflict Resolution
- Persons With Low-Income, Unemployed, or Poor
- Plants: Horticulture, Gardening, Agroforestry, Agroprocessing, Vegetables, Fruits, Irrigation
- Poverty Issues/Economic Justice
- Religious Minorities
- Rural Education
- Rural Evangelism and Church Growth
- Rural Health
- Rural Populations
- Rural Poverty
- Sex-Trafficking, Human-Trafficking
- Social Justice
- Social Justice Education: Political, Peace, Human Rights, Poverty
- Theological/Christian/Mission Education, Seminaries, Vacation Bible School
- Victims/Survivors of Abuse, Violence, and War
- Water, Sanitation, Infrastructure, Wells/Boreholes, Electricity, Waste Management/Latrines
Global Ministries Contact
Global Ministries Program Area