Stories of Change

Banteay Srei employs the ‘Most Significant Change’ technique for monitoring to capture qualitative information about the real differences the programmes are making in individual lives. The following stories of change demonstrate the impact that Banteay Srei is having on the lives of women and men in rural Cambodia.





Som Art, Community Facilitator Team Leader

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Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Building

Empowered by Banteay Srei’s capacity building support, Som Art plays an active part in her community’s development process and was recently elected as president of her community facilitator network, representing five target villages. Read more




Mushroom growing in Battambang province

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Sustainable livelihood, disaster preparedness and natural resource management

Banteay Srei’s support for a mushroom growing business results in better income and improved livelihoods for seven families. Read more



Improving rural livelihoods through water irrigation

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Sustainable livelihood, disaster preparedness and natural resource management

Community members in a Banteay Srei target village identified water canals as a significant resource to support their agricultural food production, as well as a mechanism to protect them from flood and drought. Through collective action and support from Banteay Srei the community was able to implement the project, which has improved land productivity significantly. Read more


Sarun and Sophany

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Sustainable livelihood, disaster preparedness and natural resource management

Grassroots development initiatives such as a cow bank and credit scheme provide the means for a family living with HIV to lift themselves out of poverty. Read more


Vann Sovath and her organic farm

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Sustainable livelihood, disaster preparedness and natural resource management

Through new skills learned as part of Banteay Srei’s climate change project, Vann Sovath has increased her farm’s productivity, making it more resilient to droughts and flooding. Read more


Kry Chooam’s new gardening skills

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Sustainable livelihood, disaster preparedness and natural resource management

Through Banteay Srei’s climate change project, Kry Chooam learns new skills which improve his family’s living situation. Read more





Livelihood improvement of a female farmer in Siem Reap

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Sustainable Development Sustainable livelihood, disaster preparedness and natural resource management

Lak Sam is a 54 year-old farmer who lives with her husband and 7 family members, including 2 children, 2 grandchildren, 1 niece and 1 nephew in Phlung village, located about 12 km from Siem Reap provincial town. She is … Read more


Men Positive Behavior Change

Community action against gender-based violence

Location: Sambour Village, SIem Reap Province Summary: After seeking support from the Peace Center, a couple who had struggled with the continuous violence of the husband can now live a violence-free and happier life. Mr. Mon Toy is a 50 … Read more


Yoeb Theary: A Success of Agriculture Practice

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Sustainable Development Sustainable livelihood, disaster preparedness and natural resource management Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Building

Location: Chambok He Village, Siem Reap Province Summary: After getting involved with Banteay Srei’s Climate Change Project, Yoeb Theary used the techniques she had learnt with her own crop production, therefore drastically improving her family’s income and relationship. Yoeb Theary … Read more


Sakun: A Peaceful Reconciliation Story through Training

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Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Building

Location: Kok Phnov Village, Siem Reap Summary: After having received training on peaceful conflict reconciliation, Sakun improved her relationship with her husband and children, as well as with her wider community, making her even more involved and useful in her … Read more



Tailoring for Better Life

Sustainable livelihood, disaster preparedness and natural resource management

Sean Sreygha and Leouat Hong Written by Asta Pasanen   Location: Tasne village, Siem Reap province Summary: Tailoring training has offered Sean Sreygha and Leouat Hong a way to make a decent living in work they find enjoyable. Increased awareness … Read more