CARE worked in Cambodia between 1973 and 1975, distributing food, providing medical assistance and improving education. From 1975 onwards CARE worked to support the millions of Cambodian refugees who fled the Khmer Rouge and were living in camps along the Thai-Cambodian border.
In 1990, we returned to Cambodia, working with the United Nations to help 370,000 Cambodian refugees return to their homes. Over the years, CARE has shifted its focus in Cambodia from short-term, vital relief operations, to long-term projects in health, education and rural development.
Teach a Woman to Farm and She Will Teach a Village
In the Koh Kong province of Cambodia, CARE is tackling poverty by teaching women to become innovators.
Girls Lead the Way
In Cambodia's remote northeast province of Ratanakiri, CARE has been opening up educational opportunities over the last decade for children in ethnic minority communities. In this region, many girls were dropping out of school due to high domestic workloads.
Findings from the CARE Learning Tour to Cambodia
Members of Congress witness how strong health systems create healthy, self-sufficient moms and families
WASHINGTON (Nov. 25. 2014) – A group of bipartisan members of Congress traveled with the poverty-fighting organization CARE to some of the poorest areas of Cambodia to learn how U.S. investments in health are saving lives and empowering communities. The members included Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., and Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill.
Stategies, Results and Impacts of Evaluations 2011 - 2013
In the Koh Kong province of Cambodia, CARE is tackling poverty by teaching women to become innovators. The Young Women in Business project helps women access employment and income opportunities in this area of Southwestern Cambodia where gender inequality is high and job opportunities are scarce.
Chim Srey Thorn, age 27, is one of these women who now runs her own business thanks to the training she got from CARE. Through the Young Women in Business project she learned how to raise livestock, manage a small business and handle finances. She also learned basic veterinary skills.
Making a Difference: Empowering Girls, Expanding Knowledge, Addressing Poverty