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).
"I know nothing better to help a child, than to give him a mother, siblings, a house and a village."
The aim of the project "Tani - perspectives for children in Cambodia" is to offer orphans and children in need a life in a secure home,
access to education and the possibility to grow up in a child-oriented environment.