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I am one of the founding members of the artisan community in Takeo since 2013. Before that, I had no work and weaving skills. This has changed the way I think of myself and allowed me to share these skills with many others. I love creating new designs never done before.
I joined in 2016. I love designing and weaving textiles that express my happiness and story. I am a mother of four kids and my dream is to send all of them to the university, I know I can do it now as I have a steady income and a supportive community. I can earn, enjoy and laugh with my team
I joined the team a year after it started. I used to stay home and had no income. Not only do I make a steady income now, but I also have a community where we can share and discuss the challenges we face and how we can find the solution for it. It has been an amazing journey and I am proud of my work.
I joined in 2016. I love designing and weaving textiles that express my happiness and story. I am a mother of four kids and my dream is to send all of them to the university, I know I can do it now as I have a steady income and a supportive community. I even bring my grandchildren to work.
I joined the team in 2013 after almost giving up on life due to the family environment and struggles. Soon after joining, I started to gain self-confidence and self-respect. This changed my perspective on life. I still deal with the problems but I never think of giving up, no matter how tough it may be. I have five children and two grand children.
I joined the community two years ago after watching my neighbor Sarim change her future by becoming a weaver artisan. I wanted to learn myself and help my daughters to be able to go to school, not to the garment factories like most of the other girls in the village. My dream is to send my youngest daughter to school.
I have been part of this community since the beginning of 2013. Before joining the team, I had no work and my family was dependent on the seasonal labor work of my husband. I love weaving and it has changed my life and I am now able to help others in the family and my community. My workplace is right near my home, so I love my walk to work.
I never forget the day when Siphen brought Paul from Sonas to my house in 2013 and discussed the idea of starting a weaving community that can help the village families with a steady income and how that income can be used for education and building a better life. It is now happening and I am so happy to be part of it.
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I am an accountant by education and used to work in a garment factory. I joined the team in 2016. Soon I started to learn new skills of weaving and textile design. I love my work as it allows me to make a positive impact in the lives of my community members. I never thought I could do that when i was working in the four walled factory.
Co-founder | CEO
I worked in the city for over 10 years and started to support the weaving project after my Aunti Siphen migrated to the USA. I have the most fun and most challenging job as I am responsible for all the issues that our community might face. COVID makes it even more exciting . I love creating new designs and making things by hand.
SIPHEN & MACH
Co-Founders | Advisors
We had the opportunity to start this project with the Paul back in 2013. Our dream as educators was to find a sustainable way to help our community. We had seen many other AID initiatives fail, so this was new for us. Two years later, we had to move to the USA and we are so happy to see this growing and having such impact.
Co-Founder | Marketing
I had the opportunity to start this project with the Meas family and I am part of the family now. I love what we do and COVID has made it even more worthwhile for us to find new ways to sustain and grow our community. My job is to grow the market access so that we can grow our artisan communities accross Cambodia.