Land security & local management of natural resources are two of the most critical requirements of healthy rural villages. Without the security to use, manage and profit from the land, people lose a sense of stewardship and connectedness, which may lead to a breakdown of community as well the destruction and sell-off of natural resources.
In both Laos and Cambodia, VFI works with remote, usual ethnic minority, communities and focuses on local leadership issues as well as a range of specific activities such as:
This is a complex and important issue, and involves the effort to protect and manage forest and water resources, which local people rely upon for daily food and livelihood needs.
VFI’s central aim is to invest in local leaders to create change in their own countries and villages. We need your support in the form of money or fundraising, volunteer expertise, and links to individuals, companies, family foundations and other organizations.