Neary Khmer is a local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). It is not for profit, is non-religious, apolitical, and non-racist.
Neary Khmer was founded in 1998 by staff of Australian Volunteers International and the Centre Canadien Détudes Et De Cooperation International (CECI) Food Security Project. It was registered with the Ministry of Interior in 2002.Neary Khmer is proud to be one of just 36 NGOs (out of many thousands in Cambodia), which has achieved voluntary accreditation in Governance and Professional Practice (Quality Assurance) by the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia. This was first achieved in April 2011.
Neary Khmer's work focuses on the areas of health, water, education, enterprise, agriculture and resilience. Its staff members are all locals who work cooperatively with commune councils, district authorities, and health centre staff; implementing projects through a network of village leaders and volunteers.
Neary Khmer has been involved in many community development projects including:
• Nutrition of children, pregnant and lactating women including growth monitoring and rehabilitation of malnourished children
• Home gardening to improve nutrition and increase disposable income
• Access to safe water – rain water harvesting, drilling of wells, water filters
• Improved water systems for irrigation, home gardening such as water hand pumps, constructing and rehabilitation of irrigation channels
• Animal husbandry (pigs, chickens) and agriculture
• Aquaculture (fish raising)
• Women in governance
• Micro finance and savings groups
• Community rice banks
• Small business development
• Emergency and disaster management and response