Artisans Associations of Cambodia

by World Rehabilitation Fund


Cambodia is among the lowest 20% of the world's nations and among the lowest 1/3 of nations. The many years of internal strife and exposure to landmines have contributed to this situation. The likelihood of poverty is increased by factors such as disability and the pressures of maintaining a single parent household. For such people, the possibility of work as an artisan provides a window of hope - they can produce items of value and be able to market them.
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Artisans Association of Cambodia (AAC) was established to assist such persons to escape poverty through their crafts. It supports about 40 social enterprise groups through technical assistance and training made by Cambodians with disabilities and from other vulnerable social groups. The program needs ongoing financial support in order to continue supporting the member organizations and their artisans.


AAC's support covers the full range of relevant activities such as production, design, purchasing, inventory control, pricing and marketing. Technical assistance enables member organizations to succeed in developing quality products and effective marketing strategies both nationally and internationally. AAC is a member of World Fair Trade Organization, and is dedicated in economic development of the vulnerable populations in Cambodia.

Long-Term Impact

There are currently over 2500 artisans and support staff who are employed by small grass roots organizations throughout Cambodia who are members of AAC. Through continued training, technical assistance, and collaboration, more and more artisans will be able to escape poverty and provide support for themselves and their families.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Artisans Association of Cambodia

Organization Information

World Rehabilitation Fund

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Leyla Dursunova
New York, NY United States
$370 raised of $35,000 goal
12 donations
$34,630 to go
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