What We Do


Since 2009 | Community First has been working in partnership with the villagers of Sen Sok in Northwestern Cambodia to develop a comprehensive multi-village development plan that could be easily scaled and replicated throughout Cambodia, and beyond.


An approach that’s one inch wide,

and a mile deep


Doing Sustainable Water Well Water Cart Access

Participatory Approach

Community First was created by people who were eager to help make the change happen, by creating solutions. But a core belief of ours is that  only those whom set out to help have a clear understanding of what the most pressing and critical issues their communities are facing. Accordingly, we’re always promoting a participatory approach to our work.

Doing Family Fish Farming Agricutlure

Integrative Development

Since its inception in 2008, Community First has put a strong emphasis on the notion that more than one resource is needed to help families move themselves out of poverty. This notion translated into the organization’s trademark iconography, the program matrix, which makes it easy for villagers and supporters alike to find the cause or causes that matter the most to them. 

Doing Sustainable Energy Gas Rural Electricity

Program Matrix

Community First is a People-Driven organization, which we are about people helping other individuals finds solutions to the challenges they face within their own communities. This is represented by our program matrix which we develop and implement in multiple villages, thought communities in Cambodia, and beyond.