We strongly believe that we all have the capability to change someone’s world though small acts of care and love. Dai Khmer started with a mission to create a a tribe of change makers who can support each other by sharing the skills and resources to start a ripple effect of social change in rural Cambodia. We think that it is all about connecting the passionate people who want to create the happier and sustainable communities, with the resources they need to build a social business that can accelerate the economic development at the grassroots level. Dai Khmer was co founded by the aspiring Khmer entrepreneur Vichka and founders of Sonas by co-creating a social enterprise that leverages on the local talent, local resources and the local markets.
The idea was inspired by the discussion amongst few friends about the social issues and what they could do to address it during Vichka’s visit to the Cambodian Weaving Village (CWV) in Takeo, Cambodia. They decided to replicate that CWV business model to create employment for the rural women by producing hand made natural health and beauty products using age old techniques that have been disappearing. Vichka wanted to inspire Khmer women by becoming the role model of change and breaking through the barriers that the women in rural Cambodia have been facing for decades. Dai Khmer stands for ‘Khmer Hands’ and represents the care and compassion of the people who envision a happier and abundant world.