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Connecting CHANGEMAKERS to create local solutions to global problems.

EMPOWERING INDIVIDUALS in a sustainable way throughout entire communities.


Who We Are

A community of changemakers and people driven nonprofit organization.

Our mission it is to connect and pool our resources together in order to bring about lasting change in poverty stricken communities through the creation of local solution to global problems.

We do not focus on a single aspect of poverty reduction, and believe in creating an eco-system of solutions that address the multiple problems that relate to poverty – we call it integrative community development and we’ve developed our own system.

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An inch wide and a mile deep SOLUTION to poverty

 

What We Do

From donation fueled village outreach to SUSTAINABLE social enterprises

 

Where We’re Going

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Agriculture & Food Security 

Everywhere in the world, communities depend on some sort of grain to support its population by providing the basis for the easily produced and stored calories. As a result, the mono-culture of grain tends to take over diversified farming in most rural communities.

The mission of the Institute is to fund and develop the resources that are necessary to promote agricultural practices that uphold the international standards for food safety and to educate the farmers in an effort to integrate them to the global export markets. Read More

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Aquaponic School & PolyFarm

The sustainability of an aquaponic project is found in its market opportunity and its ability to provide consistent high quality and all organic produce by combining fish farming with off-soil (hydroponic) gardening.

Recently, new and emerging technology such as open source hardware, 3D printing and combined with the availability of teaching resources makes aquaponics an ideal solution for remote communities that need solutions that can be scaled and replicated. Read More

 

 

Lacquer Re-Implantation

Lacquer in particular is an especially important and ancient Cambodian craft. Evidence has been found that lacquer was used to preserve the bas-reliefs on the Ancient Angkor temples. During French Colonial rule, Cambodia was exporting nearly 50 tons of lacquer per year to France.  Until the Khmer Rouge, harvesting lacquer was a very profitable trade. Read More

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The Connection Between Aquaponics and Lotus

The flower is a sacred symbol for the Buddhist tradition, but its properties are helping progress science and technology. The water repellant properties found in the lotus have been applied to rain wear, boat sails, paints, and windows in high-rise buildings, to name a few. The fiber of the lotus can also be woven into a very fine fabric. Read More

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Plans and Projects for the 430 acres of land

The land is located in Kompong Thom Province, about an hour and a half south of Siem Reap. The land is quite diverse, with a variety of open fields, low-growing brush and trees, denser woods, and various water sources. Once we gain more expertise and experience into building aquaponics, we will be setting up an Aquaponics School to teach farmers how to set up and maintain simple and effective aquaponics system. Read More

 

Become the CHANGE you want to see.

 

Become a changemaker

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Donate

Chose your cause and start making a difference today. Each of our cause has various ways in which you can help and contribute, but all end up improving lives in a sustainable way.

All causes have different levels of impact based on the donation amounts, so be sure to brows our causes to find out exactly the change you want to become in your world by letting us know in the comments section of your donation. Read More

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Connect

Join the Community First Exchange to get access to the most recent stories, updates and project developments. This is where changemakers meet to drive the change from everywhere in the world.

Don’t forget to follow us beyond our websites, and look for us on mainstream social media. Our team of onsite volunteers often posts live on networks while on the field, so visit often! Read More

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Get Involved

Your service club or educational institution can help improve thousands of lives at the time by working with Community First. While most service clubs promote fellowship, all agree on the importance of service projects. No matter the educational level, your institution and its students & faculty can help bring poverty to an end by contributing from the school, or in person and onsite. Read More