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Mozambique - Let the People Speak!

Road construction in Dengalenga

Since 2001, AFSC's Mozambique Integrated Rural Development Program(MIRD) has worked in partnership with three communities located in Manica Province. In Denglelenga, Dororo and Chitunga, AFSC has developed projects that include reforestation, fish ponds, community gardens and school construction. Throughout this time, the MIRD program has been committed to following three basic steps:

Cambodia

Peace Walk Thailand-Cambodia

The peace march begins on the Cambodian side of the border with Thailand.

Photo: AFSC / AFSC Cambodia

Established in 1980, AFSC operates its Asia Regional office out of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, providing humanitarian relief, development and peace building initiatives for communities recovering from war and conflict throughout the region.

In Cambodia, AFSC continues to support learning opportunities for local non-governmental organization partners and government officials, and collaborates with various organizations on exchange programs dealing with conflicts related to the environment, foreign investment, civil society building and other peace efforts.

Several of AFSC’s Cambodia programs have evolved into independent local organizations. The local Cambodian NGO, Morodok, for example, became independent of AFSC in 2011, and continues to support community development in Sre Ambel District and surrounding areas in Koh Kong Province. Morodok works to support agricultural, small-business, fisheries and forestry activities that help villagers maintain their families. 

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