Cambodia is dependent on a privatised system of social support controlled by foreign charities.
We’re on a mission to change that.
Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT) believe that the only way to break the cycle of poverty is to break the cycle of charity.
Our Journey began in 2007 when Tara Winkler and Pon Jedtha established CCT to help 14 children escape from a corrupt and abusive orphanage in Battambang. Initially, CCT was set up as an orphanage to provide children with a safe new home. Then they discovered that the children they had rescued from the orphanage weren’t actually orphans at all…
The main problem with solving global poverty is how traditional charities try to help...
The Village Hive Project
The Village Hive Project is built on a foundation of collaborative community engagements with the goal of eliminating dependence on charity and restoring local sovereignty.
The Village Hive Project is building a public social protection system in Cambodia, run by local communities in Cambodia. Through an upstream approach, prioritising the strengthening of universal public services and building early intervention programs, it works to dismantle the root causes of poverty and raise the standard of living for entire communities.
We are striving towards a goal that few organisations ever achieve – lasting systemic change and our own redundancy.
We are working towards establishing a Village Hive in all ten communes and 62 villages in Battambang District that is owned and operated independently by the local council. With one Village Hive being set up per year, we are set to achieve our own redundancy by 2032.