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Help Phare Get a Permanent Home in Siem Reap!

Cambodian circus group Phare Ponleu Selpak, a member of ASCA, is doing a crowd-funding campaign to purchase a plot of land for its permanent home in Siem Reap!

Visit their crowd-funding page here and join the campaign!

Since February 2013, Phare artists have come to Siem Reap and astonished audiences at nightly shows with their passion, emotion, enthusiasm, dedication and talent. They perform in an authentic, traditional red big top in the center of Siem Reap that seats over 300 people.

 

 

A permanent home means a secure, stable future

The big top in Siem Reap is on rented land, which means high cost and an uncertain future. Rent is increasing dramatically, terms are becoming difficult and rent contracts are easily broken. To provide a more secure, stable source of employment for the artists, Phare needs to purchase land for a permanent site. Owning our own land protects against cost increases, which means more income goes to the artists and to the children of the school.

Land prices in Siem Reap are astronomically high and increasing fast, as a result of booming tourism industry. As a modest social enterprise, we can’t compete with huge real-estate projects. In addition, we need well situated land in town, easily visible and accessible to tourists who only stay in town for a couple of days, but will cost a little bit more. With your help, a permanent site can be purchased and continued success and sustainability assured.

 

Phare Ponleu Selpak student

Photo: Quinn Ryan Mattingly

 

A permanent home means a secure, stable future

The big top in Siem Reap is on rented land, which means high cost and an uncertain future. Rent is increasing dramatically, terms are becoming difficult and rent contracts are easily broken. To provide a more secure, stable source of employment for the artists, Phare needs to purchase land for a permanent site. Owning our own land protects against cost increases, which means more income goes to the artists and to the children of the school.

 

You can help

Your gift means the difference between a more certain or uncertain future for these young Cambodian artists. A permanent site assures them stable, gainful employment through the viability of the social enterprise.  Any contribution large or small will bring them one step closer. Please donate today and share this page with your friends, family and co-workers. Please share the story on your blog, social media page and in personal emails to your network.

 

Tipping Point Goal: $50,000

Total Funding Goal: $200,000

 

Reaching our tipping point

US$ 50,000 will allow us to make the first payment on a permanent, secure home for the performance venue! The artists who pour so much of their passion, effort and emotion into their craft will have more certain job prospects and a brighter future. The money raised will be solely dedicated to buying the land. You can be sure that your donation will have maximum impact on artists and children throughout the organization.

 

Our total goal

The total cost of the land purchase and site construction will be slightly over US$500,000. The difference between donations received and total cost will be made up for by loans with interest. The less that has to be borrowed means more can go to those who need it the most; the artists, their families and the children educated by the organization.

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