SINCE 1997



In 2017, Wathnakpheap Organization (WP) celebrated our 20 year Anniversary; two decades since we were first registered as a local NGO in Cambodia. Since then, WP has set a benchmark in Cambodia for project implementation and development in rural communities.

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Since 1997, Wathnakpheap (WP) has made a practical and sustainable difference in rural Cambodia by implementing community development projects at a sub-national, district, commune, and village-level.

To realize our vision, WP implements sustainable community and livelihood projects, in partnership with International NGOs and Donors, local authorities, service providers, professional trainers and experts, and citizens.

Wathnkapheap also supports the development of basic health care, access to education, climate change adaptation, life skills, and vocational skills training, using the principles of good governance, civic engagement, and gender equality. This is in line with our values:


WP's mission is to improve the quality of life and livelihoods of disadvantaged women, children and the poorest families working in rural Cambodian communities. We provide education, environment protection, life skills and vocational skills training.

We address the root problems of the disadvantaged in over 1500 Cambodian villages. This includes: rural poverty, child labor, child labour exploitation, health and nutrition education, civic engagement, early childcare and development, and sustainable livelihoods.

Through practical projects, WP's mission extends to ensure the development of leadership and good governance in target villages. We achieve this by working in partnership with local authorities, and village volunteers who help implement project activities we instigate.



our team



Ms Heng Chan Thon - Director

Ms Chan Thon is WP's Director and chief internal and external representative. She oversees general management of the organization on behalf of its governing board, as well as personnel, operations, finance, policy & program development, HR, fundraising and reporting. Working for WP for nearly a decade, Chan Thon, has ensured the organization maintains integrity in all of its activities. From funding, to finance, to project implementation - it has been Ms Chan Thon's professional and personal mission to make certain WP's activities are authentic, and honest. For donations, partnership opportunities, or project management enquiries, please email: