One of the goals of RDI is to create unique ways for communities and families to be self-sufficient. RDI also teaches individuals new skills that allow them to earn an income. The average annual income for a rural Cambodian family is only about $135. This is enough to live, but not enough to live healthy in this country.
Lices killer soap SOAP: Lice and Scabies are an ever present health problem amongst rural Cambodians. Until recently, however, treatment soap was expensive and hard to find. RDI has developed its own recipe for treating both lice and scabies in one bar of soap. RDI has found suppliers for the ingredients that can allow the soap to be sold much, much cheaper than previously available and in large enough quantities to be readily available to the public. Through constant testing and trial and error, RDI has s ucceeded in developing a much needed product.
By teaching this soap making technique to rural villagers, this project can be self-sufficient financially, and actually create income for those who do not have a marketable trade skill.
POTTERY: Pottery skills are also being taught so rural Cambodians can learn an additional trade to supplement family income.
FARMING: See our community health section for more info on how RDI is helping rural Cambodians learn additional farming techniques and livestock care.
Perfecting the pot!
Decorating the pot!