The Kingdom of Cambodia is bordered by Thailand to the west and northwest, Lao to the north, Vietnam to the ease and the Gulf of Thailand to the south. Cambodia is dominated by the Mekong River and has a land area of 181,000 sq km lying entirely in the tropics. It has a population of approximately 15.5 million, 80% of which engage in subsistence farming.
The Human Development Index ranks Cambodia 137 of the 182 countries. Infant mortality in Cambodia stands at 54.79 deaths per 1000 live births.
Theravada Buddhism is the major religion. The country’s official language is Khmer and 90% of Cambodia’s population is of Khmer origin.
Cambodia has a rich culture with the following factors contributing: Theravada Buddhism, French Colonialism, Hinduism, Angkor era culture and modern globalisation. The culture and handicrafts are distinctive and diverse and include lowland ethnic majority and the 20 culturally distinct hill tribes’ handicrafts. Art and crafts in Cambodia can be traced back to the ancient days when god-kings established the huge monuments of Angkor. . Some of these ancient traditions of Khmer ancestors are weaving, basket making, wood carving, silver working and stone sculpting. Today Cambodia is becoming known for its traditional and contemporary crafts these small-scale businesses play an important role in helping people to leave poverty behind and earn income for themselves and provide for their families.
The following are our eco ethical enterprise partners in Cambodia. Please click on the name to view more information about the enterprise and the products that they produce.
This eco ethical enterprise does great work to protect children, many who are street children, from abuse and exploitation.
Global Child works to give street children an education and help them leave street living.
This enterprise is an independent cooperative of landmine and polio disabled persons providing training and employment opportunities..
The effects of disability in a developing country is devastating on economic survival. Without intervention and support many would fall by the wayside.
Small scale enterprises are usually the backbone of a developing country’s economy
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