Siem Reap’s Not for Profit Café and Restaurant
Georgina and Ian, first met in January 2013 whilst volunteering at a school in Siem Reap. They shared a common desire – to build a sustainable business that provides charities with much needed funding & support. They chose to establish a not-for-profit cafe/restaurant in the heart of Siem Reap.
The concept of a social enterprise restaurant appealed to them as a multifaceted way in which to give back: creating jobs, sourcing locally / sustainably and generating profits that are donated to charities focused on education.
As a social enterprise, New Leaf has implemented numerous environmentally friendly initiatives and adopted fair employment practices; including regular training, a saving scheme and providing career development opportunities.
New Leaf opened its doors in July 2013 and within 3 months made its first cash donation. Since then New Leaf has donated over $25,000 and 1,500 books.
New Leaf’s vision is to support education in Siem Reap province, through profits generated by being a high quality dining experience that offers a “taste of Cambodia”.