The VBC story
Volunteer Building Cambodia is a locally run, community-driven non-government organisation, focussed on helping poor Cambodian families improve their living conditions.
Founded by local Khmer man, Sinn Meang in 2014, Volunteer Building Cambodia provides poor families in rural Siem Reap with housing, wells, water pumps and toilet facilities.
VBC builds solid houses for extremely poor families who lack the resources to build their own liveable homes. We do thorough assessments to ensure those most in need receive our houses.
About 80 per cent of Cambodians live in rural areas where a staggering 85 per cent of people do not have access to adequate sanitation and 35 per cent cannot afford to access safe water. Where possible we provide wells and toilets to improve living conditions.
Many families in rural Siem Reap still live on less than $1 a day.
We are looking at ways to break the poverty cycle and help these families to become self-sufficient and able to provide for themselves.