Sponsor a Project
Many of our projects are are directly funded by partners who align themselves with the goals of a particular activity. Some, however, are currently unfunded. Sponsoring a project is a tangible way of making a difference, and means that the future of such effective interventions is secured. Your support is needed, so that we can continue to implement effective, life changing projects in rural Cambodia. Thank you.
Agricultural Cooperative Project
TGF supports the Ministry of Agriculture’s objective of increasing the number of Agricultural Coperatives (AC) in Cambodia and increasing the participation of small farm owners in cooperative business activities. Working with local agriculture officials, TGF provides training and resources to enable farmers to establish small cooperatives.
Members buy shares and use the capital to develop collaborative business activities such as agricultural input supply, bringing down the costs of inputs for their members. By collectivizing, farmers have more bargaining power than when acting alone, leading to reduced expenditures and higher returns of agricultural activities. Every year the cooperative holds an Annual General Meeting where financial reports are issued and share dividends generated from profitable business activities are disbursed to members. These AC’s are registered with the Ministry of Agriculture, who provide a national standard for the governance of Cambodian cooperatives.
To support the Agricultural Cooperative and ensure that it continues to grow, please consider sponsoring this project.
Project Cost: $9,726 USD
School Support Committee Project
In 2013, the Ministry of Education Youth & Sports developed guidelines on the establishment of School Support Committees (SSCs), mandated for every public school in Cambodia. These committees comprise of students, parents, teachers, principles and local officials, and are tasked with improving community engagement and provide stakeholder oversight to the management of each school.
In collaboration with the local department for education, TGF provides training and resources to the SSCs of 8 primary schools in Chi Kraeng district, to increase the ability of schools to deliver quality learning in child friendly environments. Each SSC develops a village map, identifying households with children of school age, monitors their enrollment and progression through school and conducts biannual home visits to households of children with low attendance. They also meet at least 6 times per year to discuss school development and administrative issues.
To support the continued effective management of 8 schools in rural Cambodia, please consider sponsoring this programme.
Project Cost: $9,980 USD.
Community Savings Group project
Community-based Savings Groups are an innovative solution to financial exclusion of the rural poor that builds resilience and increases empowerment of beneficiaries, particularly women, who represent over 90% of the members of TGF’s Savings Groups (SGs). First implemented in 2011, to provide basic financial services to rural communities in Chi Kraeng, they deliver these services; including savings and credit, through small savings groups rather than financial institutions.
Today, nearly 800 villagers across 34 villages in Chi Kraeng participate every month. TGF trains and supports village based groups to save regularly, borrow from their group’s fund, and repay loans with interest. At the end of the annual saving cycle, the fund is divided and each member receives their savings plus a share of the profit. Savings cycles are linked to the agricultural calender providing money and resources when they are most scarce. In 2016, TGF supported SGs provided villagers with access to over US$100,000 in credit.
To support the Savings Group project, please consider sponsoring this project.
Project Cost: $17,080