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 Post subject: Mekong Blue
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:30 pm 
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See for information on the Stung Treng Women’s Development Centre (SWDC) and Mekong Blue silk weaving products:

Stung Treng Women’s Development Center (SWDC) is located in Sre Po village near the Sekong River, in remote Stung Treng Province, North East of Cambodia. Our project focuses on developing life skills that assist in breaking the cycle of poverty and illiteracy for vulnerable people, especially women in our region. One of our outcomes is mekong blue silk products, becoming regarded as one of the finest silk products in Cambodia.

Established in 2001, by a local Cambodian couple, SWDC was conceived to meet the community's needs. Much of the region deals with the challenges of poverty, low education, few employment prospects and geographical remoteness.

Our programs offer opportunities that improve living standards through education, vocational training and employment. Currently between 2002 and 2005 SWDC's programs have benefited over 280 women, 100 children and 20 families from the village that surrounds our center.

Our mekong blue silk products are high quality, unique and UNESCO award winners, their production most importantly providing support through education, training, employment and the development of skills for life. It is a product with spirit, truly a pleasure to own and any purchase made makes a difference.

We are proud, on this website to present our story. We have seen at SWDC that anything is possible when given an opportunity and we are dedicated to support and promote the spirit and talent of the Khmer people and our country Cambodia."

Their catalogue may be found at

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