Mondulkiri Local Project
Mondulkiri Local Project is ran by Mr. Vanleang , who is a local khmer guide with Mr Winh , Nara , Phallit , Hong , Meng , Lonh , Tath , Tith , Tik , Soum, Pukto....., Who are Bonong people at Potang village. We organize tours to support the Putang Village, a Bunong community living at 10km from Sen Monorom town.
We are not an NGO or non-profit organization, we do not receive any government or private funds. We are local people with an aim to provide our customers with the right resources to invest their money wisely .
One of the many differences between our program and that of other tour services is that we are on site, meaning we are continuously working with the Bunong people, understanding their needs and trying to find solutions to help them become more resilient, regarding globalization and foreign companies looking to exploit their community and lands.
The money that we gather from our tours is directly distributed to the needs of the community, by helping the local people generate their own income and business, for example the homestay at the Putang Village, their hand-crafted shop and the trekking in the jungle with the local guide helps each guide support his family.
It is important to us not to try to westernize the Bunong community but to help keep the traditions and culture alive, and making them proud to share these traditions , knowledge and way of living with tourists.
How to know real or fake Non-government Organizations (NGO) in Mondulkiri
Mondulkiri has two type of Non-Government Organizations (NGO)
The first are non-profit projects.
These involve local people as key stake holders and up partners with other organizations nationally to gain support. They do not aim to make a profit from tourist.
-Not working on Saturdays and Sundays ( Cambodia law )
-Not charged anything over $10 per day
-Not keep animals in their projects because in this area enough forest for animals living
The second are for-profit enterprises .
These organizations market themselves as charitable ventures but ultimately aim to generate a profit from tourism. Often they’re foreigners owned and your money not really goes straight to help local communities.
Especially the law in Cambodia all NGO wasn’t working on Saturdays and Sundays and do not set up the prices like business but they are opposite
So if you guys see any NGO in Mondulkiri
-working on Saturdays and Sundays
-charged anything over $10 from tourists
-keep elephants or other animals in the their projects
Especially Khmer New year,King birthday, queen birthday,Khmer water festival, Khmer Pchom Bin ......
it’s mean they are not real. All NGO make the same things with elephants ( why do they not work or combined together? )
Please research and consider where you choose to spend your money when considering helping local communities develop sustainable jobs and preserve the elephants.
Here are the different programs that we are developing:
Future Programs we are working on: