Le Korsa is currently in the process of constructing a sports court. This will be an opportunity for the local population of Sinthian and the Thread residents to come together around healthy and fun sports activities.
It will be the first time that tennis can be played in the region - the nearest tennis court is currently located over 400 kilometres from Sinthian!
We think this will be a great way for girls and boys to gather and practice the values of sport, contributing to preparing them for their future.
AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS IN SINTHIAN
Nearby Thread, Le Korsa runs agricultural development programs helping women in the village grow vegetables year-round to increase their food security and income.
To make these agricultural programs viable in Sinthian's harsh climate, Le Korsa funded the installation of bore-wells outfitted with solar-powered pumps, which provide the women with year-round access to water. This makes continuous agriculture possible, which in the past had been unthinkable to the women. During the long dry season— from October to May, temperatures spike to over 100 degrees and no rain falls—the villagers did not grow crops. The wells have thus been transformative, so much so that, in Sinthian, people no longer refer to the dry season as the “hunger season” because they can now grow food during that period.
Simultaneous with the installation of the wells, Le Korsa helped the women acquire land for a community farm, then organize themselves into a labor collective to work and manage the land. These collectives are entirely self-governing, pool their funds, and enforce their own accountability and absentee policies. Within the collectives are smaller sub-groups, each of which has its own group leader.
We provide ongoing guidance and training to the women in a range of agricultural techniques, including the sizing of garden beds; proper plant spacing; proper watering techniques; transitioning plants from a nursery to a field; pest control; and fertilization and compost methods. We help them grow crops that are part of the local diet or re common cash crops, such as onion, peppers, eggplant, bitter eggplant, okra, peanuts, and tomatoes. This ensures that the women have both food and a source of income.