Overseas Saemaul Projects

Saemaul Undong Pilot Village Development Status

For Global Saemaul Undong to be successful, Korea Saemaul Undong Center has selected pilot villages in developing countries to pursue various Saemaul projects. Currently, 37 villages in nine nations are actively conducting Saemaul projects with Korea’s support and the voluntary participation of villagers. It is encouraging that Saemaul Undong is spreading spontaneously from pilot villages to neighboring areas in some nations.

Major Projects

  • Living condition
    improvement projects
    Improvement of the residential environment and maintenance of basic infrastructure
    • Village road widening
    • Housing/Kitchen improvement
    • Drinking water improvement
    • Construction of community centers
    • Small irrigation and drainage
    • Public toilets, etc
  • Income increasing projects
    Exploration of income sources that fit local characteristics and support for technological development
    • Improvement of agricultural productivity
    • Construction of agricultural infrastructure
    • Cultivation of special crops, etc
  • Mindset change projects
    Mindset change through Saemaul Undong training/practice and provision of local education
    • Mobile Saemaul education
    • Training of Saemaul leaders
    • On-site training, etc
  • Overseas Saemaul Projects and accomplishments

    Lao PDR

    • Since 2009, we have been fostering four different pilot villages in Laos.
    • As part of Saemaul projects, we are doing projects such as
      • - pavement of village road
      • - cultivating crops for a special purpose
      • - building village centers
      • - organizing irrigation canals
      • - setting up rain shelters
      • - arranging places for vegetables’ sale
    Saemaul Commune Farm
    Pavement of Village Road
  • Overseas Saemaul Projects and accomplishments

    Sri Lanka

    • Since 2013, we have been fostering two different pilot villages in Sri Lanka
    • As part of Saemaul projects, we are doing projects such as
      • - pavement of village roads
      • - making machinery banks
      • - setting up public toilets
      • - establishing sewing machine banks
      • - running Saemaul training corps
    Blacksmith
    Machinery Bank
  • Overseas Saemaul Projects and accomplishments

    Mongolia

    • Since 2009, we have been fostering four different pilot villages in Mongolia
    • As part of Saemaul projects, we are doing projects such as
      • - making Saemaul streets
      • - maintaining livestock banks
      • - making nurseries
      • - afforestation
      • - building training places for seedling
    1person 1tree campaign
    Nursery project
  • Overseas Saemaul Projects and accomplishments

    Nepal

    • Since 2009, we have been fostering three different pilot villages in Nepal
    • As part of Saemaul projects, we are doing projects such as
      • - pavement of village roads
      • - making goat banks
      • - building village center
      • - repairing or renovating bridges
      • - organizing agricultural waterways
    Pavement of Village Road
    Livestock Bank
  • Overseas Saemaul Projects and accomplishments

    Cambodia

    • Since 2009, we have been fostering two different pilot villages in Cambodia.
    • As part of Saemaul projects, we are doing projects such as
      • - pavement of village roads
      • - maintaining livestock bank
      • - making water pump bank
      • - stablishing Saemaul houses
      • - making rice seed banks and compost depots
    House Improvement
    Livestock Bank
  • Overseas Saemaul Projects and accomplishments

    Uganda

    • Since 2009, we have been fostering two different pilot villages in Uganda.
    • As part of Saemaul projects, we are doing projects such as
      • - making fish farms
      • - establishing livestock banks
      • - constructing bread factories
      • - pavement of village roads
      • - making soap factories
      • - building village centers
      • - digging public wells
      • - managing Saemaul training corps
    Soap Making
    Saemaul Cleaning day
  • Overseas Saemaul Projects and accomplishments

    Tanzania

    • Since 2009, we have been fostering two different pilot villages in Tanzania.
    • As part of Saemaul projects, we are doing projects such as
      • - renovating houses
      • - pavement of village roads
      • - making livestock banks
      • - building village centers
      • - establishing repository for agricultural products
      • - installing waterways
    Build a Community Road
    Saemaul Commune Farm