Sustainable Communities Cambodia
The Rotary Club of Balwyn provided funds to de-silt an ancient water storage in the Varin area of Cambodia, to allow stocking with fish, thus making it a commercial sustainable project. The proposed arrangements were discussed with community leaders in a meeting that lasted over two hours. They understood and agreed with the concept, but were concerned that theft of fish by locals was likely. They proposed a regime of night-time security patrols to overcome this problem.
The proceeds from the sale of fish will be used to both pay down the community loan and be invested in the community for the benefit of the community.
- Overseas Kids Foundation in Vietnam
Wed 22nd May
Community Assistance in VietnamThe Rotary Club of North Balwyn set up a charitable trust, Overseas Kids Foundation, which is now a registered non government organisation in Vietnam. Our Club established a new partnership with the leadership team in Bang Gia. Watch the video to hear more about this wonderfully successful project. Overseas Kids Foundation
- Small Donation, Large Impact
Tue 26th Feb
Whether you’re searching for a pre-loved or hand-crafted gem, the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market is synonymous for uncovering unique items but many of its devotees may not know how far their donations go to help communities. The sound of gold coins as they rattle in the Rotary volunteer’s tins sets the scene for the Melbourne tradition of looking for treasure in the converted car park on Sundays. The generosity of market fans continues to make a difference to thousands of families and people both locally and internationally. (more…)
- Ptea Teuk Dong Social Enterprise Project
Wed 22nd May
Clarke Ballard, Rotary Club of Balwyn member, traveled to Cambodia to investigate the possibility of funding a social enterprise with Ptea Teuk Dong (PTD). Ptea Teuk Dong is a non-government organisation based in the town of Battambang, north-western Cambodia, about 3.5 hours’ drive from Siem Reap. Its name translates as House Water Coconut, coconut water being renowned in Cambodia for its healing properties. Ptea Don Tev (the house of Grandma Tev) is an almost 200-year-old house located in Don Tev village, about 7 km from central Battambang and half way between Battambang and the Ek Phnom Temple. The village is the only area in Battambang producing rice-paper used in spring rolls. (more…)