Tani – a commune in Kampot

The commune Tani is about 100km to the south of Phnom Penh in the province of Kampot. Tani consists of seven villages with one big center, where the market takes place every morning. It is right next to the main road that connects Kep and Phnom Penh. You find plenty of fertile plains that allow to grow many vegetables. Most people who live in Tani grow their own vegetables and fruits, such as mangos, sugar cane or melons, and then sell them at the market. Others farm chickens and ducks and sell those.

The landscape mainly consists of rice fields and hills. The rice is harvested once a year. In Battambang in the north-west of Cambodia farmers can harvest the rice up to three times a year. Stone pits and many ponds that secure the water supply during the dry season are also part of the landscape.

Each of the seven villages has a pagoda and Primary School (grade 1-6). Some of them also have a Secondary School (grade 7-9). However, there is only one big High School in Tani (grade 10-12).

Hermann Gmeiner


„Ich weiß nichts Besseres, einem Kind zu helfen, als ihm eine Mutter zu geben, Geschwister zu geben, ein Haus, ein Dorf zu geben“


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Ziel des Projekts „Tani – Perspektiven für Kinder in Kambodscha“ ist es Waisen- und bedürftigen Kindern ein Leben in einem sicheren Zuhause, Zugang zu Bildung und ein kindergerechtes Aufwachsen zu ermöglichen.