TGF works hand in hand with local people to provide the tools necessary to realize their communities’ potential.


Helping Cambodian communities plan and implement sustainable development to improve opportunities and livelihoods.


Multifaceted, integrated development programmes which work together to facilitate the growth of rural communities.



At TGF Cambodia, our mission is to work in partnership with communities to provide the resources and support needed to sustainably build livelihoods.

Through a variety of projects, we are empowering Cambodian communities to build the lives that they want for themselves. Underpinning this is TGF’s core belief that empowering the communities we work with is key to long-term success. We believe a sustainable, positive change can only be created by engaging, connecting and collaborating fully with communities in their development process. By strengthening community capacity over time, TGF aims to build communities that are able to manage their own development activities sustainably and independently.

TGF supports projects which maximise community participation and minimise external support. Every project we undertake requires a commitment of resources from beneficiaries. Through collaboration and empowerment, we work to change the typical pattern of village dependence on NGOs and governmental support.

Although challenging, we believe this approach will help us to achieve our vision of empowered rural communities building a sustainable future.


Since our establishment, TGF’s activities have developed alongside the needs and ambitions of the communities we work with. In 2008, TGF supported villagers to construct a Health Centre and primary school in Pongro Leu commune. Other early projects also involved infrastructure investments, which were otherwise overlooked due to a lack of government funding. These included; the construction of culverts, drainage and upgrading local roads, allowing villagers to move around more easily. These large infrastructure projects led to smaller projects, improving access to safe water, through the provision of community wells, water tanks and filters.

Involvement in the Health Centre and primary school led TGF to support the expansion of medical services to rural communities, especially pregnant women and infants. In education, we worked to improve the provision of services to pre and primary aged children and their parents. The final piece of the puzzle came in the form of community savings groups, to encourage saving and access to affordable credit, and assist farmers to improving their income by diversifying agricultural activities.

Today this has evolved into the current areas of focus of our four programmes; Water and Sanitation, Health, Child Education and Income Generation. By integrating our programmes, we ensure that each informs the other to further improve the outcomes for the communities we work with.



At TGF we strive to ensure that every project and programme we implement has a positive impact on the communities which we serve. To do this, we collect an enormous amount of quantitative and qualitative data on the delivery of projects, and on the change that this leverages in knowledge and behaviours.

To help you understand how these changes in health, education, water & sanitation and income generation work together to improve lives, we created a video case study of a young boy named Sopheak. Following his life from birth to his first day at school we demonstrate how integrated programming can have a huge impact on a single family. Imagine the difference, with the right resources, these programmes can have on whole communities.

See our interactive map



TGF’s work is focused in the Chi Kraeng district of Siem Reap province. Despite being home to the world heritage site, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap continues to be one of Cambodia’s poorest provinces. Whilst some young people find employment in the hospitality sector, 77% of the more than one million residents of the province still live rurally, practicing subsistence agriculture. TGF’s sub-office is located in the district town of Kampong Kdei, around 70 km southeast of Siem Reap town. Chi Kreang district is Siem Reap’s second most populous district, yet one of it’s poorest, due to it’s distance from Siem Reap, and the fact that 90% of residents cite their primary occupation as agriculture.

TGF works in 5 of the districts 12 communes, based on their remote distance from Kampong Kdei. These 5 communes comprise of 59 villages, with a population of just over 55,000 people. Currently, only our Health Programme and Water and Sanitation Programme have the resources to work across all 59 villages. Our Education Programme is active in 14 villages, working with 8 primary schools and 6 community kindergartens, and our Income Generation Programme is active in 34 villages.

Please click on the interactive map to learn more about where we are active, for further details on current projects and beneficiaries in our target villages.


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TGF Spring 2019 Newsletter

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