One Family at a Time

Published

4

Oct

2017

One Family At A Time

Our  dinner speaker Jenny Chalmers talked about how being touched by the generous and kind hearted nature of the Cambodian people, prompted her decision to register the charity One Family At A Time.

One Family At A Time (a Registered Australian charity) focuses on supporting individuals, families and communities, in order to assist them to live the lives of their choosing and achieve their full potential.  Their work in Cambodia aims to improve access to quality healthcare and education; providing safe, accessible and affordable housing and increasing opportunities for decent employment for adults.

Rice Scholarship Program

As many Cambodian families living in extreme poverty are forced to remove their children from school to work, the Rice Scholarship Program provides students with 10 kg of rice every month in return for them having outstanding school attendance.

First 1000 Days Program

This program invests in the ‘partnership’ between a mother and her child over the first 1000 days of a child’s life, providing vital nutrients and keeping girls at school.

Branching Out Program

Branching out encourages families to grow Moringa trees which they purchase at fair trade prices. They also pay local labourers to plant the trees, thus creating  local employment opportunities for several families.

Coffee Club

You can join this ‘club’ and donate the cost of one coffee per week (AUD$3.00) to fund building houses for families experiencing significant hardship, poverty and disadvantage.

Small Business Loans Program

The In-Country Liaison Manager works closely with families to assess their skills, experience and employment goals. One Family At A Time then matches donors with these families. So far, they have started male hairdressing salons, shops (selling preloved clothing and groceries), fishing business, motorcycle repair apprenticeship and business, chicken farm, sewing business and more. Branching Out growers are also small businesses set up via this program.

Aspire Program

The Aspire program is focused on educating girls in to the future. Aspire will focus on increasing educational, social, creative and sporting opportunities for girls so  that girls can aspire to be their very best self.

One Family At A Time

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