This is a story of Tong Saruen and her family, who live in Ta Trav village, in Cambodia's Siem Reap Province, Saruen and her family were first identified for aid by Trailblazer Foundation in 2012. Saruen's story highlights how Trailblazer is, in some cases, helping rural villagers recover from economic set-backs that happened even a few decades ago. For more information, please visit http://thetrailblazerfoundation.org
The story of our work in Cambodia's Siem Reap province, where we are developing ripples of sustainability through community water projects. Trailblazer is extremely grateful to Ysabel King for producing this video. Ysabel is a graduate of the Film and Digital Media Master's Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She worked her magic with what we gave her. We hope you enjoy the results as much as we do.
Our Chicken Raising Training is one of our skills development trainings we offer in our Food Security Program, which helps to building self-sustaining families & communities in rural Cambodia. Other trainings we offer through our Food Security Program are: horticulture and soil management, composting, organic pesticide and fertilizer, and homestead gardening. We provide trainings in all of our four programs: Health, Food Security, Education and Economic Development.
Enhancing rural Cambodian farmers’ skills to improve the food security of their families and reduce hunger through our different trainings in our Food Security Program.
In rural Cambodia, our staff had an opportunity to speak with one of our bio-sand water filter recipients. She shares about the improvements her family is experiencing.
Our third delivery in 2019. Thirty-one bicycles were delivered to students of Toul Krous Primary School in Khun Ream commune, Banteay Srey district, Siem Reap province. A school with 330 students who attend Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Help provide 2 sets of school uniforms to a rural Cambodian student and take the burden off their family. Education is free in Cambodia, but there are requirements. One of those requirements is to purchase uniforms for their students, which many families can’t afford. The cost for 2 sets is $30. Give in full or part, every amount helps to bring a smile to a child’s face.
Walk through our work site with Executive Director, Chris Coats
Executive Director, Chris Coats, covers what volunteers do and how vital they are to Trailblazer Foundation.
As a volunteers, you may experience one day in the field on a water filter delivery. Thank you to our volunteers. Clementine made the videos, Emily is explaining the process.
Peggy Goldman, President of Friendly Planet Travel, explains why her company supports Trailblazer Foundation. Thanks to Peggy for this strong testimonial in support of TF's efforts to develop ripples of sustainability through community water projects.
Cambodia Clean Water Project with our partner Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy Project.
Creating access to safe drinking water is one of the most powerful ways to improve the world. To learn more about this program and other projects around the world, go to www.akphilanthropy.org.
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Learn more about the process Trailblazer Foundation uses in finding recipients for wells and water filters through the Village Integrated Workshops.
With easier access to clean water, the villagers started growing healthier crops. They then started to request for farmers training to build their farming businesses. As the needs of the people they supported developed, so Trailblazer’s activities evolved together with the community. The growth of quality crops catalysed the birth of Trailblazer’s farmers training programme.
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Trailblazer is an NGO in Siem Reap, Cambodia that provides bio-sand filters to rural villages to ensure they have potable water.
Photography and Production by Karen O'Hern Photography, LLC
See first hand how we construct a bio-sand water filter at our work site in Cambodia.
Learn about the life and maintenance of Trailblazer Foundation's bio-sand water filters.
Come along with our Health Program staff as they install a bio-sand water filter.