A wife and a mother of 3, Preng and her family are planting many types of vegetables at their backyard. Their house is surrounded by green vegetables like cabbage, loofa, bitter melon, edible plant, eggplant, among others.
Preng and her husband, Lorn, were very vulnerable, they hardly earned enough to survive. Things have changed, after moving into their new home and starting with the new farming technique, they have seen so much improvement in the way they live and how active they have become. “It has been just a few months and I am pleasantly surprised as to what we have done so far, and we aim to grow our business,” said Preng.
Lorn added “I used to work as far away from my home and my family. I used to grow plants by own once but it failed because of lacking technique. After received the training, with support from READA and Habitat Cambodia, I learned a lot about smart farming, and I started to apply it; it works quite well. Now, aside from feeding my family, I can sell these vegetables to other villagers. The demand is high, so I am planning to enlarge the farming land with remaining land. I also just started a small business with my sari-sari store in front of my house.”
Preng and Lorn are one of the Habitat Cambodia’s beneficiaries who has received training on home-based climate-smart farming, piloting in Siem Reap province, funded by Korea Housing-Finance Cooperation through Habitat for Humanity Korea.