As a result of a long term civil war, over 40,000 individuals have stepped on landmines. There are also many disables suffering from polio as vacination against polio was not available from 1975 until 1990.
This gives Cambodia one of the highest percentages of disabled persons in the world. In Cambodia today, there are tens of thousands of disabled persons trying to make a living in a country that is unable to provide the necessary means to aid such large numbers.
CHA, established in January 2000, is the program for Landmine and Polio Disabled Cambodians so that CHA can train them basic skills and advance skills and also skills to run small businesses. Upon their completion of the course – CHA trainers would be skilled at tailoring, weaving and/or carving.