Peace and Development Aid Organization (PDAO) is a local, non-profit non-Governmental and organization, that through financial and technical support from HEKS Swiss Interchurch Aid Cambodia commenced independent operation in July 2005. At this time HEKS handed over the operation and management of all its programs in Cambodia that has been in operation in Takeo and Kampot Province since 1996. PDAO was officially registered by the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Cambodia in August 2005.