Cambodian Community Dream Organization, Inc.
February 2018 Dream Journal
Oink, Oink!
Thanks to a young girl named Tabi we have a wonderful new initiative underway. Tabi and her family from California have been a long time supporters of CCDO.

When she was a wee little thing Tabi organized a very successful toys, clothing and school supplies drive through her Girl Scout Troop.

Throughout the years the family has donated many water wells, latrines, bikes and other supplies for CCDO families.
Now Tabi is in 4H club and she came up with a brilliant idea to not just raise a show pig but to make the pig a centerpiece of her campaign to improve child nutrition in our villages. She now has two piglets she will show and then auction off with all proceeds to go to our new pig raising project.
Ksenija & Pig
She is keeping her friends and supporters informed about her piglets’ antics on Facebook and is encouraging donations. $50 buys a piglet in Cambodia to be given to a village family to raise. The families are trained on husbandry of pigs and our team make sure it is hygienic conditions. The families have to agree to give back to Community and either sell the piglets or pass on 2 piglets to another Family.

Eco-Soap Program
Our first women’s entrepreneurship program is off to a good start. We continue our eco-soap program with women in 3 villages selling soap produced by recycling bars of hotel soap and bringing health and hygiene into the community.

Eco-Soap Bank is the brainchild of Samir Lakhani , one of the Top Ten CNN Heroes for 2017 , who is committed to global hygiene. They are now in Cambodia, Laos & Tanzania.
Home Gardens
Group Gardening Kiri
Community Gardens project bears fruit with most of the families contributing 4 tons of rice to help feed the children in our breakfast program. This is a commitment of 15% of our total annual cost. The funds were matched by SEA Foundation so that the community will be encouraged to become self sustainable. We continue to expand our school gardens, too.
United Nations of Volunteers
We have been busy with many wonderful new volunteers and visitors bringing needed energy and ideas. We currently have 7 volunteers in Cambodia, a veritable United Nations of expertise. Pictured below: Kimmie, Elizabeth & Margot.
Margot Beauchamp from Canada is busy with grant writing to keep the funds flowing.

Nicolas Rimbert (France) is helping our WASH program making sure the reports are sent to the donors quickly.

Bernie Menzes (Portugal) , our newest arrival, is currently working on a waste management system to solve human and animal waste disposal known as ‘Compost toilet’ at the CDDO's villages.

Kimmie Krebs (USA) is working with our health department, overseeing the school nurse visits as well as being involved in our community workshops.

Elizabeth DuPlooy (South Africa) and Nuria Avila (Spain) are working with our students in English and Career Counseling .

Terry Knight (Canada) continues to promote CCDO on FB and is our Communications Director .
Thanks to our Donors
Kathy Rocklen of New York, was so impressed with CCDO that she generously donated $1,000 for our programs.

Mary Mendoza from Platinum Ltd in Macau, visited the wells that she sponsored.

Lori Goodroad (USA) is our newest Ambassador with her donations of latrines, water wells, supplies and piglets. She brought friends Carla Patchin (USA) and Tanya Howlett (Australia) to see our work and they have made generous donations.
Paul & Andrew Rice
Some of our USA Board members continue to make their annual trip to CCDO. Paul Christakos (COO) and Andrew Ng (CFO) spent time in the field, visiting the classrooms and overseeing in the office. They were most impressed with the transparency of the accounting and the organization and especially proud of the staff and volunteers.
We have established rapport with the Yangon International School and this is the second year of their visit. Under the guidance of Ms. Krakauer 33 students visited our school in February and made wonderful connections with our students, enriching each other’s lives.