ACS Personal Insurance is proud to direct at least 25 percent of our revenue to our charity partners. One of these organisations is ACC International, an aid and development charity who is making a difference to lives around the world. The particular project supported by ACS customers through this partnership is located in Cambodia.
ACCI’s development project aims to empower and equip communities in the provinces of Takeo and Battambang to improve their quality of life and and direct their own development. It is incredible to see the effects of empowerment, as individuals come to understand that they are the active agents of change in their own community.
Each village comes together and is trained in community development. In this training, they then develop their own vision and plan of how they want to solve the issues facing their community. Initiatives undertaken so far have been in response to the most pressing issues of water and sanitation, food security, adult literacy and primary health. Exciting outcomes from a permaculture training program have been seen, with many families now self-reliant for food, and even able to sell surplus fish and vegetables at local markets. This has been a huge transformation to the daily struggles faced by these families.
In the process of finding local solutions collectively, not only do communities resolve the challenges facing them, but they come to understand the power of working together to meet their own needs. This positions them well to face new challenges together into the future, building trust and cooperation between neighbouring families and villages, and ultimately strengthening the social fabric that makes for a happier, healthier life.
Thank you to all ACS Personal Insurance customers who have elected to support this project. Your policy choice is contributing to such an amazing, transformative project in Cambodia - we’re so glad to be partnering with you!
You can read more about the project here.