At the CCDO, we work to improve conditions in villages surrounding Siem Reap, Cambodia by implementing four main programs:
The CCDO is run by international volunteers and paid local staff as a non-political, non-religious organization. We are a small NGO making a big impact by tackling many important community issues. Cambodian Community Dream Organization, Inc. was first founded in Cambodia in 2007 by American Jenni Lipa with the sole objective of building water wells. However, Jenni quickly realized that children hold the key to the country's future. She believes that kids deserve not only clean drinking water, but a good education, better nutrition, and improved health. Jenni spearheaded many new programs and initiatives and eventually registered Cambodian Community Dream Organization, Inc. as a US-based 501(C)3 not-for-profit tax-exempt charity (NGO) in February, 2009. After splitting from the original Cambodian partner in July 2013, she registered a new NGO in Cambodia under the name Cambodian Community Dream Organization.
Cambodia endured a genocide during the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot era resulting in an estimated 2 million deaths or the equivalent of 25% of the population. Every family lost at least one member and today 65% of the population is under the age of 25. Poverty is widespread and yet, being very proud and hardworking, the Cambodians do whatever it takes to make ends meet. But many families in the rural areas earn less than $2 per day and cannot afford to build their own drinking water wells or even send their children to school.
The CCDO is a top-ranked, reputable charity that needs your support. If you would like to donate, please visit our donation page or if you would like to volunteer or help out in some way, please visit our get involved page.