As a branch of the Cambodian organization Caring for Young Khmer, Pidan Khmer is a social business located in Phnom Penh which promotes the hand-woven products made by children with the CYK association. CYK aims to promote healthy development of deprived young children, such as those who live under harsh environments from war, disaster, famine or poverty, and to support their parents and their community to be self-reliant in a humane environment.
History & Philosophy
Before Pidan Khmer was implemented, Caring for Young Refugees was established in 1980 to assist Cambodian refugee children in Thailand. The children were the source Pidan Khmer's aspirations to be better members of the world community.
A division of Caring for Young Refugees, Caring for Young Khmer (CYK) has been working in Cambodia since 1991 continuing to focus on development work where the spirit of self-help is essential, but where children and women are much in need of support for their well-being. CYK’s aim is to encourage people to live with integrity in harmony.
Pidan Khmer promotes the hand-woven products of Caring for Young Khmer (CYK). The weaving skill training program was opened in the village where CYK support childcare centers in Kandal Province in 1993, and we have been operating weaving training program in Takeo Province since 2002. All the products are eco-friendly 100% natural dyed.
Contact person: Harumi Sekiguchi