The history of Baca-Villa.
Since February 2005 I’m working with a large Cambodian family in Cambodia.
The Baca-Villa History, starts 2005: The hospitable and friendly Khmer family who is working in Baca Villa is responsible and takes care of everything: the guests, the rooms, the restaurant, the transport etc. The two oldest boys had a training at Sala Bai, a restaurant- and hotel school in Siem Reap. Every evening, all the children attend English class in Baca Villa, some of them get extra lessons, some go to school during the day or in the evenings, but all of them are working in Baca Villa 7 days a week.
Extremely friendly and helpful they will do everything to make it as pleasant as possible for the guest. In almost 8 years, they developed into a great and friendly staff for Baca Villa. Nevertheless, remember that this family originates from the countryside and often they cannot read or write and are barely educated. Your suggestions or comments are always welcome to help them to improve!
Also our fantastic and well-known restaurant is a big source of income for the entire family. Here you’ll find delicious Khmer and Western meals and our BBQ evenings are well-known for the excellent hygienic meat we are serving. Everything is prepared and served with disinfected water and ice.
The entire turnover benefits the family, their sustenance, their education, their future. The total amount of family members which are working here, who are obtaining there income with this business, for who education is financed en who are also medically supported, is 29 persons plus their families in their villages in the countryside of Takeo province.
More often I work with volunteers in Baca Villa. They are helping to support, to educate the family and to help to make your stay as pleasant as possible. You can always contact them with any questions, or ask for me.
Since 2006 I start with Free English teaching at the countryside of Siem Reap, in the meantime we are doing more. 2007 we make our own Cambodia-Dutch Khmer house and take care of 2 orphans. Charity Cambodia-Dutch Organize total 9 containers of second clothes, education and health materials etc, sending boxes with glasses etc etc
In 2008 we build a new Primary school in the Countryside of CHHUK village, in 2006 we’re an registered NGO and we start building a Health care and a volunteers house at Takeo both in the countryside.
In 2010 we started with the Medical post building, since this time we save many childbirth, mothers, improve the health in the countryside. Since 2013 we are an Official Health Care with 6 staff. Free of charge for poor cards holders, disabled, HIV and orphans. Till now many NGO’s specialized in diseases are helping us with education, special medicine etc. Together with Cambodia Diabetics Association we are working hard to solve the diabetic problems in the countryside which is still amazing high. Thanks of many medical volunteers our health improve is step by step better.
2011 We rebuild the Rhomdeng school en making 2x libraries with Room to Read at primary schools in this commune.
We made more than 500 water pumps, repair them, supporting > 600 water filters, building new houses, building a lot of toilets etc
We sent 9x containers to Cambodia with clothes, education materials etc, bringing weekly food around to families with a poor cardtake care about kids and going to school etc.
From 2006 till 2017 we are teaching 20 Hours a day with local trained teachers Free English in Siem Reap province and at Takeo at the countryside and we’re teaching sewing at Takeo province. Together with them all
we make this……2017 with total 19 Cambodian as paid staff.
February 2016: we will start building a community house where we are able to help people with problems, disabled, last days of HIV, pregnant woman’s can stay a few days, old people which don’t have a house, mothers alone with children, etc etc, there will be a possibility to make food, shower, toilet, stay over a few nights etc.
09-2017 After many problems with the floating land we finished the community center…..we receive an appreciation from District 🙂
2018 will be, beside teaching English for free in our commune (8 villages) by local trained teachers, paid salary by us and our sewing classes, repair school roofs, building houses and toilets. But there always urgent matters coming, we will see.
Since 07-2013 we stopped with our Baca Villa guesthouse & restaurant.
Since 2010 we start with growing the Moringa trees, we are all (the whole family + from CHHUK village many people) working now in our own Organic Moringa factory……making Tea, powder, tablets, Oil, Soap and natural beauty products etc. and we organize Moringa farming education for farmers and NGO’s etc, we also explaining at schools and for NGO’s how to purified water from Moringa seeds…..
Read the scientific book work about Baca Villa…..
– Organic Entrepreurship and Moringa in Cambodia. A case study : Baca Villa Productions Co Ltd by Dr., M.Sc. José Manuel Ramos, Doctor in Natural Resources and Sustainable management with specialization in Agroecology, awarded by the University of Cordoba in Spain.(IN Khmer here).
*)If you like to overnight in Siem Reap, please consider to stay at http://www.thegreenleafboutique.com/ First you can enjoy our Moringa products in all rooms and second you can learn everything about Moringa and purifying water with the Moringa seeds.
*)The first and only exclusive Moringa Spa at J7Hotel (Next to Royal Residence) in Cambodia. http://www.j7hotel.com/
Visit the website here: http://www.j7hotel.com/spa.html MORINGA WELLNESS SPA
The Moringa Wellness Spa in the J7 hotel Siem Reap is easily one of the most luxurious and extensive in the city.
More information about Cambodia:
What is the Code of Conduct for Angkor
How to greet in Cambodia: The five versions of performing Sampeah
When Cambodian greet their friends who have the same age, they place their both palms together at the chest level.
Ministery of Tourisme
With many thanks for helping and supporting us:
Charity Cambodia-Dutch The Netherlands
Wijngaard Hees Nijmegen support their annual vineyard.
Mill College Tilburg
De Wilde ganzen
Vitarbo AG Swiss
Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Larenstijn University, The Netherlands in name of Jack
HAS University, The Netherlands
Jaap and friends, Bouwkamp fonds The Netherlands
In name of Theo, Arthur, Kitty and Philip and Charity D from the Netherlands
TV Apsara Cambodia
Rita, Robert, Yvo, Rob, Gerry, Jeannete, Mark, Juul, Tom and Edwin and many many volunteers which are helping us.
Cambodia Dutch Organization
Active : Education, Health Care, Social care and Water & Sanitation.
More info : http://www.cambodia-dutch.org/en/
For more pictures about our projects and Cambodia:
– Visit here our Cambodia-Dutch Charity donated and supported health care and English schools where we are teaching for free.
Check HERE for all our volunteering info !
Thank you very much for visiting Baca Villa, buying our products or visiting our projects.
In Khmer “Awkoen Tsjraan”
Jan and the entire family
Baca Villa Productions Co Ltd / Cambodia-Dutch Organization
Street 67, Prey Kuy Village
Ampil Commune, Prasat Bakong District
Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
Phone: (855) 063 965 328 / Fax: (855) 063 965 329 ,
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