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Farmers like Lat and Em need your support

Em and Lat holding long beans. Photo credit: Sam Rinang, ARD

Right now, the most vulnerable members of our global family are living without the sustainable income, clean water or education they need to thrive.  

Lat and Em are rice and poultry farmers living in rural Cambodia. They experienced poor harvests every year due to ongoing water shortages. Many of their chickens and ducks contracted diseases and died due to a lack of water and they found it hard to make a sustainable income. 

Through the support of kind-hearted people like you, Lat and Em were provided training on sustainable farming techniques, increased food and water security and improved hygiene and sanitation practices to help prevent COVID-19.  

Now, Lat and Em’s farm is thriving and their income has increased. Their new skills – made possible by the power of your generosity – have changed their lives. 

Make a donation now to help vulnerable communities. 


Fast Facts 

  • Globally, 80% of people who live below the poverty line live in rural areas (World Bank).

  • In 2020, the global extreme poverty rate rose for the first time in two decades.

  • In countries like Cambodia, more than 3.4 million people do not have access to safe water (World Bank). A changing climate has amplified the challenges of water shortages for farming communities, who rely on agriculture and rainfall for food and income.  

  • More than 2 million Cambodians live below the poverty line, with approximately 90% of them living in rural areas (World Bank). Without a sustainable source of income, these families risk being trapped in a cycle of poverty that can last for generations. 


Your donation can help:

Improve access to clean water and sanitation 

Support microfinance initiatives that help fund small businesses 

Build community resilience against extreme weather events

Provide education programs to help break the cycle of poverty for future generations

Catch up with our CEO, Kirsty Robertson as she reflects on a challenging year and looks ahead to the future.

Change lives today

Your donation can help empower others like Em and Lat with the resources and skills they need to lift themselves out of poverty.

Please give generously and help people living in poverty to overcome the challenges they face.



Lat and Em learnt sustainable farming techniques. Photo credit: Sam Rinang, ARD
Lat and Em learnt sustainable farming techniques. Photo credit: Sam Rinang, ARD
How your support helps communities overcome poverty

Step 1

We work with the local community and partner organisation to design a community development program.

Step 2

We make sure the program meets the standards laid out by the Australian government and the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).

Step 3

We receive your contribution and allocate it to a program where it will be pooled with other donations.

Step 4

We send the funds to our local partner who uses your funds to implement the program.

Step 5

Our local partner uses the funds on village-based and community activities – like the programs Lat and Em attended.

Step 6

Our local partner organisation regularly checks on each community program and reports back to us.

Step 7

We also visit the program and independently assess the implementation progress.



Step 8

We report back to our supporters to show how their contributions have changed lives in the community. 

Where does my donation go?

83% of funds are spent on Local and International Programs, including vital education and advocacy programs in Australia.

4% of funds are spent on essential administration costs, including our talented people.

13% of funds are spent on Fundraising, so that we can maintain and expand the scope of our humanitarian partnerships, which reach over 3 million people each year.

Along with your generous support, this program is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).