Renewable Energy for 15 Rural Cambodian Families



The Cambodian Rural Development Team plan to install 15 biodigestors, providing rural families along the central strip of the Mekong with a clean and renewable source of energy for lighting & cooking.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The villages lie along the Mekong between Kratie and Stung Treng in Cambodia. The inhabitants are subsistence farmers who depend heavily on the area’s diminishing natural resources. Their proximity and reliance on a huge area of natural forest, wildlife and the remaining habitats of the critically endangered Irrawaddy Dolphin, means that providing the technology to produce clean, renewable energy will end the need for non-sustainable timber, help protect the environment & reduce climate change.

How will this project solve this problem?

We fit a waste-to-energy technology called a biodigestor, train people to use it, and show how to use the organic fertilizer by-product with vegetable gardens. All of our activities are carried out beside an ongoing environmental education program.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will give 15 families the waste-to-energy technology to reduce timber cut from the forests and the ability to boil water, purifying it. Pollution of the Dolphin habitats is reduced and there are health benefits for all.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,725

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $7,725 .  The original project funding goal was $5,325.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Cambodian Rural Development Team

Kratie Town, Kratie Province, Cambodia

Project Leader

Or Channy

Executive Director
Kratie town, Kratie Cambodia

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Map of Renewable Energy for 15 Rural Cambodian Families
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