When you visit Cambodia you are bound to come across many Cambodian social enterprises. These social enterprises usually support the work of an NGO (non-government organisation), or simply just care about fair wages and conditions for their workers.
Unless you are staying for an extended period of time, we doubt you will be able to visit every Cambodian social enterprise that exists, as much as you may want to! To help you to shop and dine responsibly, we have composed this short-list of Cambodian social enterprises, in addition to our previous list.
More than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent.
Phare artists are students and graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s vocational training center in Battambang. Phare Circus offers these students and graduates somewhere to hone their skills and a place to earn a decent wage. Money that will take them out of poverty and give them self-respect and freedom.
HAVEN is a social enterprise and a training restaurant for vulnerable young adults from shelters, as well as underprivileged young adults from very poor rural areas. By teaching quality work skills and important life skills, HAVEN prepares these young people for employment and by helping them in their personal development, creating safe and independent futures.
While enjoying a delicious meal in their tropical garden or traditional Khmer house, you are directly supporting their training program and these wonderful young people.