Community Award Winner
Soria Moria Boutique Hotel is a social enterprise with focus on education, capacity building and empowerment of locals.
As the first project of its kind in Cambodia, the local employees have recently been made partners and majority owners of their workplace (51%).
Every staff member, from housekeeper to management, most of who have come from impoverished backgrounds, has a share of ownership in the business. By being share owners the employees are able to take part in the decision making process and share any profits made - a real opportunity to improve theirs and their family’s life circumstances. It also enables the employees to become good role models and play an important role in giving something back to their own community and promote sustainable community development.
The hotels outreach program includes vocational training, sponsorship to higher education, management training and close cooperation with selected local community development organizations.