In Cambodian households and plantations, the cultivation of general crops such as bananas, galangals, ginger and curcuma raktakanta is a common practice. Besides serving as a tradition, growing these crops also helps reduce expenses, decrease imports and promote public health.
A handicraft shop located in O’Char commune’s Ong village of Battambang town has taken the initiative to process a variety of crops into health aid powder, which is currently in high demand. This endeavour not only improves the livelihoods of community farmers but also contributes to the wellbeing of consumers.
Seng Samnang, the manager of MLH Handicraft shop, established the business in early February 2021 after experiencing stomach and intestinal health issues. Despite trying various medicines without success, she found relief after consuming banana powder.
“Banana powder was very effective in relieving my stomach upset. As a result, we started producing the