The Sharing Foundation’s farm project serves the poorest families of Roteang Village. TSF leases land and provides the seeds, fertilizer, tools and supervision to impoverished farmers who grow their own vegetables. Excess crops are sold, providing families with credits that can be exchanged for home improvements, such as a new roof, or for a bicycle.
As an integral part of our farm project in Roteang village, farmers are required to send their children to school. Knowing that resources are extremely limited (for school uniforms and travel) for these rural farmers, TSF built a two-room thatched schoolhouse on our farmland and hired two local staff members to teach Khmer and math skills. Most of the farmers are illiterate and, in this way, their disadvantaged children receive a solid educational foundation. Over 125 children attend this school in three shifts every day. Many of our farm students have advanced to the village school, with several of them finishing high school and even continuing on to university. Learning to read and write appears to be pure joy for these children!