Posts Tagged "community-based initiatives"

APAD 233: Lip balm from Cambodia’s wilds

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia, work | 0 comments

Before the end of the year, there was a trade far held at Koh Pich. With the theme One Province, One Product, all provinces in Cambodia put up booths showcasing their resources. They were joined by other exhibitors from Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Laos, China, and many others.

There is one booth that I was interested much and its by an organisation called Nature Wild. Nature Wild is an enterprise and marketing support service provider initiated by the Cambodia Programme of NTFP-EP (Non-Timber Forest Products-Exchange Programme) for South and Southeast Asia. Basically, it assists its local partners that are mostly community-based NTFP (non-timber forest products) enterprises and other social enterprise initiatives. If I am not mistaken, this is the pet project of my dear friend Femy 🙂

Here is one of the products that were on display:

Lip balm from the beeswax found in the the wilds of northeast Cambodia.
Of course I had to try it so I bought one. It works just like any other lip balms I’ve used in the past. For only $2, it’s not bad. They also have food products such as wild honey and vinegar. All products are made from Cambodian wild materials/resources, community grown and with environment-friendly packaging. And yes, I am promoting these products!

To know more about Nature Wild and its work in Cambodia, please click here.

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APAD 177: A sign…

Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, What's On in Cambodia, work | 8 comments

.. of a successful community-based initiative in Cambodia. I’m proud to have been a part of this success story. You can find the story in my previous post here.

More signs all over the world at Signs, Signs. Please do have a look.

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APAD 161: A success story in Cambodia

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, culture, Mellow Yellow Monday, people, sights | 2 comments

Found this old photo I took in one of our project activities in Kampong Speu province. It shows the village children performing a traditional Khmer dance for the guests at the official launching of the Chambok Ecotourism Site years ago, a project of the organisation, Mlup Baitong, where I used to work. Looking at this picture reminded me of the challenges, the stress, and of our success, big and small, while working at Mlup Baitong.  I’m really proud to be part of the working force there.

The Chambok Community-based Eco-tourism is one of Mlup Baitong’s flagship projects and one of the firsts in Cambodia. It was deemed successful and was awarded as one of the best practices in the country. Because of this, the project was used as a model for all eco-tourism projects in Cambodia. At present, Mlup Baitong is implementing two more ecotourism projects in Stung Treng and Kandal provinces. More about the Chambok Community-based Ecotourism site can be found here and here.


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Chambok Community-based Ecotourism Site, Kompong Speu Province, Cambodia

Posted by on May 7, 2005 in All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, sights, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

Some of the things to see and do at the site
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