We are MaD Cambodia – a registered Cambodian Charity/NGO working to make a difference for good in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Working in partnership with rural Cambodian communities, our aim is to empower individuals, families and villages with the knowledge and resources they need to build themselves a sustainable future free from poverty. Through our Rural Community Development and Children’s Welfare Programs, we offer Cambodian communities assistance in areas such as water, sanitation, housing, construction, sustainable agriculture, healthcare, childcare, orphan care and education.
MaD is a Cambodian charity/NGO – 100% non profit – set up to help the Cambodian people. If you are visiting Siem Reap City, Cambodia and would like to have a meal with us at Me – Cambodia’s first donation only restaurant or learn more about our charity, projects or donating, then please contact us.
In May 2010, MaD launched its nutrition project and announced our plan to cultivate and ultimately transplant two amazing plants – Moringa and Amaranth – to the rural communities that we work with. Over the past few months we have been nurturing young Moringa trees in our organic garden at MaD Base Camp. When they are young, Moringa trees are incredibly fickle and are extremely sensitive to moisture levels (though once established, they are extremely resilient). As a result, it’s no small feat seeing these plants from seeds through to established trees. Thanks to the expertise of our Khmer team, however, our Moringa nursery is now bursting with beautiful, green Moringa leaves ready to be transplanted, and our Amaranth seedlings are slowly starting to sprout.
A MaD House in Prolit!
In merely a week, the MaD team has managed to construct the beautiful, traditional Cambodian home you see pictured above! As part of MaD’s continual effort to improve the efficiency of our work in Prolit Village, this facility – fittingly dubbed the MaD House – will serve three important functions.
Positive Feedback from Prolit!
Sitting on Cloud 9 at MaD Base Camp! On Friday we conducted a feedback session with the families using water pump #6 and sanitation unit #1. The response we received from the families was overwhelming! We received more positive feedback than we ever could have imagined. Nut Tharin, one of Prolit’s most respected elder women, told us that MaD is “best in the world!” She is thrilled that MaD has followed up with every initiative that we have promised, and is excited that MaD is scheduled to continue working in Prolit village. All of the families reported having less diarrhea and stomachaches since the installation of the water pump and sanitation unit. We begged them for some constructive criticism, but to our dismay the families could come up with nothing!
Welcome new members of the MaD Team!
Thanks so much for staying tuned to our MaD Diary! As the rainy season gradually draws to an end, we have some exciting staffing updates to share with you all!
We have had some new additions to our MaD team. With three new Khmer staff – Ravi, Teya, and Haas – working with us in Prolit we have seen our productivity skyrocket! Depending on how many international volunteers we have at any given time, we can have up to three teams working at once – this means that we can have many more units in construction at any given time. Considering that we are still battling some fairly intense flooding in the region and our productivity has already been given a boost, we are very, VERY excited for what we are going to be able to accomplish once these rains decide to blow past! Walking through waist deep water to the village certainly adds an extra challenge, as it involves making many trips back and forth through this water to get the materials to the construction site, but it is nothing that our team isn’t up for!