Who We Are
Sustainable Cambodia works with the families of rural Cambodian villages
to help them achieve sustainability and self-sufficiency through wells,
irrigation systems, schools, training and empowerment.
Cambodian village families have been slowly rebuilding their lives after
the Khmer Rouge genocide, but Cambodia remains one of the poorest
countries in the world. Rural areas of Cambodia still face severe poverty,
lack of health care, and low levels of education, economic opportunity,
Sustainable Cambodia works with YOU to make a huge difference in the lives
of these deserving families.
We are not an "aid" organization... We are an empowerment organization. We
"teach a person to fish", but we go one step further: Each village uses a
"pass-it-on" element of community service, so the village families not
only help themselves, but help neighboring villages. The result is
sustainability within the villages, and replication of the model as
village families volunteer to help surrounding villages. The work is
comprehensive: We empower the village families to create a sustainable
quality of life, helping them acquire fresh water, irrigation, schools,
agriculture, skills and income generation.
We employ ONLY native Cambodians as paid staff. ALL international
officers, directors and consultants are volunteers who are unpaid. This
allows us to keep our overhead and fundraising expenses under 3%, and
funding from the founders pays more than this modest amount. So literally
100% of your funding goes into helping the rural village families.
Since 2004, Sustainable Cambodia's unique empowerment model has helped
tens of thousands of Cambodian men, women and children to rebuild their
shattered lives. YOU can make a huge difference. Any way you choose to
help, 100% of your contribution will go directly to on-the-ground projects
in rural Cambodia. Please join us and see what a difference you can make
in a child's life!