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Enhancing the capacity of women in Cambodia

through empowerment, education, self-development and advocacy, while providing health services and a safe shelter to those at risk.

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  • The SMILE project impacts poor, illiterate or neo-literate women in villages surrounding Phnom Penh....

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The SMILE project impacts poor, illiterate or neo-literate women in villages surrounding Phnom Penh. It aims to improve women’s level of literacy, build literate environments at home and improve the health condition of mothers and children.

A recent survey of members of the new SMILE classes shows that a lack of self-confidence is a common factor in why women sign up to the classes: "I am an illiterate person. When people talk to me they think I am foolish. People have to read and write for me, I know nothing"

Self belief and worth is crucial in instigating lasting change, allowing women to respect their own value, know their rights and play their important part in community development.
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