Testimonials & Success Stories

SCW is proud to share with you these success stories and impressions from our donors, partners and beneficiaries:

Picture1 SCW supports our Community Fisheries for the protection of fishery resources and ecosystems in the river. Moreover, they teach us about rights and roles in the communities related to the use of natural resources. We participate in activities such as monthly meetings and patrolling and share our knowledge with other villagers.”

Mr. PEAV Burn (32), Committee of Fishery Community
Taveng Leu commune, Taveng district, Ratanakiri Province


Picture2  “I have so much admiration and respect for SCW. Johanniter values its partnership with SCW as we work together with the shared goal to improve opportunity and the wellbeing of the rural population in the north eastern provinces of Cambodia. The strong leadership, team spirit, passion and professionalism in which SCW implements its work is inspirational.”

Ms. MARWAHA Kyra (34), Country Director Cambodia/Laos
Johanniter International Assistance


Picture3  “We see SCW as partner. Our joint activities are very important for us, to conserve our livelihood and fishing resources for the future. We strongly believe in a close cooperation between the local authorities and our community, which is facilitated by SCW. It is essential for a sustainable management of our natural resources and to improve our lives.”

Mr. RACH Saeng (50), Commune Council Chief of Taveng Leu
Taveng district, Ratanakiri province


 “It is a great achievement for SCW and the villagers, that five Community Protected Areas (CPA) in Virachey National park got the final approvement by the Ministry of Environment (MoE), and one CPA set-up is in process. The Department of Environment (DoE) appreciates the fruitful cooperation with SCW to create a greener future together.”

Mr. THUN Sovanny, SCW Counterpart
Department of Environment in Ratanakiri


 “SCW has exemplified that inclusiveness is critical for sustainable management of the resources – youth, women and men should be hand in hand in planning, making decision and taking actions to  the resources. Supporting indigenous people self-determination in protecting and preserving their ecosystems is at the heart of Oxfam’s Natural Resource Governance Program in Cambodia”

Ms. LIM Solinn (37), Oxfam Country Director Cambodia
Photo ©Oxfam: Villagers are patrolling in the forest


 “SCW actively promotes sustainable, equitable and participatory livelihood improvements for poor and vulnerable indigenous minority communities in Cambodia. I enjoy working with the management team and staff of SCW, who have very strong passion, motivation and technical skills to achieve their goals.”

Mr. YIN Dara, Program Officer
Forum Syd


 “SCW enables us to take ownership and earn a sustainable livelihood in harmony with the traditional lifestyle of our indigenous group. Preventing and reporting crimes like illegal logging and poaching is essential to protect our natural resources. SCW empowers us to do so and to collaborate closely with the local authorities.”

Mr. RETH Thou (36), Chairman of CPA O’Kampha
Taveng district, Ratanakiri province


 “I am delighted and happy to work with SCW, who created the Community Protected Area O’Koki to conserve natural resources and biodiversity for the future. Additionally, SCW provides trainings on home gardening, non-timber forest products, Saving for Change and more. We share our new knowledge with other community members to preserve the forest.”

Ms. BUN Cheng (32), Committee of O’Koki CPA
Sre Angkrong commune, Ratanakiri Province


 “All the project activities of SCW help the people in the region. For example, there are less wildlife crimes and the collaboration between local authorities and communities has improved. SCW helps us to create sustainable livelihoods.”

Mr. SOM Thun (64)
Village Chief of Chey Oudom, Lumphat District, Ratankiri Province


test-2  “After SCW introduced and helped us to establish Saving for Change, we generally felt strengthened. We are reminded that we have a voice and to use it. So, we experience less violence and participate more actively in the community. Thanks to Saving for Change we are more united and more organized than before. We can borrow money and manage our own budget.

Female, 29, Kampot


test-3  “The work of SCW is very useful and improves our lives. For example, SCW supported our patrolling activities with equipment and budget and educated the communities about responsible and sustainable use of natural resources. ”

Mr. EM Sokhun (62), Chairman of Community Fishery Committee
Chey Utdom Commune, Lumphat District, Ratanakiri Province