with the loss of family income from the city, most families in the community subsist on a minimal diet of fish sauce and rice. Undernourishment is a significant issue.
Initial visionary meetings with the Tang Khiev community revealed their desire for a farm for the community. The community has been saving together for this co-operative farm project and as impoverished as they are, they have raised more than $4000 USD in order to purchase land adjacent to the village.
The desire is to a have a multi-purpose farm which will be run as a farm for profit (e.g. from the sale of produce at local markets) – thereby feeding other community generated projects. The farm will also provide food for the feeding program for the Mango Tree School.
In early 2015, Manna4Life was successful in negotiations for land to commence this farming project on. We now requiring funding for to get the farm started - we will have to construct buildings, purchase machinery and supplement a fair wage to the locals who will be employed within this project, until it becomes self sustainable.
It is hoped to set up a fish farming cooperative and also a hydroponic farming cooperative. In completeness, $51 500 USD is required to set up the fish farming project, and $110 000 USD to set up the hydroponic farming project. They could commence, in a modified manner, on a lesser amount - so If you would like to donate to this project, then please contact us.