Step into the Gap: Working together to weave change in Cambodian communities

CAFOD blog

James Ronan, who is currently taking part in CAFOD’s Step into the Gap, talks about the village communities he spent time with in Cambodia where local organisations are empowering communities to change their lives for the better.

Step into the Gap volunteers walking through now flourishing fields Step into the Gap volunteers walking through now flourishing fields

Cambodia’s long history, most recently the civil war and the Khmer Rouge regime, has “left many communities broken,” said Singha, one of the founding members of CAFOD partners, Village Support Group (VSG).

“The communities are like a broken basket, it needs reweaving. VSG was founded to help support and enable communities to strengthen capacity and weave change to support themselves.” And from what I have seen from my short time in Cambodia, local organisations really are making an inspiring difference by helping to empower communities across Cambodia.

The first village we travelled to was an agricultural village in Ou Breaus, an agricultural village…

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