TAMPA, Fla. (Oct 8, 2012) – Keo Keang, Heifer International Cambodia Country Director, will speak from 7 – 9 p.m. on Oct 23 at Hyde Park United Methodist. A former teacher in the post-Khmer Rouge period, she has more than 27 years’ experience working to promote and protect the rights of poor and vulnerable populations, including women, children, farmers, sex workers, victims of trafficking and persons living with HIV/AIDS.
As head of Heifer International’s Cambodia program, she works closely with project participants, empowering these smallholder farm families to feed themselves, help develop their communities, address issues of domestic abuse and provide financial and literacy training.
She also works to link Heifer project communities to markets for greater economic opportunity and to help feed other underserved families. This new income, coupled with training in sustainable practices, enables families to provide better shelter and clothing to their children, provide medical care and send their children to school.
Media interested in interviewing Keang or attending the event should contact Vicki Clarke, 501-907-8820 or e-mail Vicki.firstname.lastname@example.org
About Heifer International
Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org or call 1-800-696-1918. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @heifer and read about our work at our blog.