Women’s Mushroom Project in Battambang Province

Mushroom growing is a good business for the people in Battambang Province. The women are able to run this operation instead of migrating to another country, as long as they have a small capital to start this business. With the assistance from WAVE to Strey Khmer, we were able to provide a loan to a group of 8 women. Among them, 3 women have been trained for a week about the business process. One volunteer has contributed her land for the group.

Land Contributor for Mushroom Growing Center and Women's Discussion Center

In July the group was formed with a clear understanding of the loan’s rule and a commitment to assist the members in the group. The goal of the operation is to create a strong group that can transform themselves to become economically independent in the future. As well, the group can create a forum for discussion on important women’s issues such as domestic violence, land rights, migration and women’s rights.

A 4-meter x 10-meter center has been built to keep the mushrooms in.

Mushroom Growing Center

It takes 4 steps to grow mushrooms that can be sold at the market, and each step is about 28days.

Step 2: Boiled rice and mushroom seeds are put into jars.

Mushroom Project Members and Strey Khmer Team

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About Strey Khmer

Vision: For all women and girls in Cambodia to have voices to realize their human rights, to be free from harm, and to be treated equally in every area of their life in their homes and communities, in their work place, and in wider society.
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