Cambodians building houses together.
Tabitha Cambodia was set up in 1994 by Janne Ritskes. Since
then, it has worked with over 1.8 million Cambodians in the
country's poorest communities. Tabitha's philosophy of self-help is
designed to promote self-sufficiency and dignity through savings,
counselling, and goal-setting programmes.
Families typically graduate from Tabitha programmes in five to
seven years with food for their children, clean water to drink,
shelter and a source of income. More importantly, they would
achieve a sense of dignity that allows them to look to the future
with hope for their families. Tabitha Singapore was established in
2002 to support the aims of Tabitha Cambodia.
products made by Tabitha and sold worldwide.
75% of all Cambodians still have no access to clean water or a
safe place to sleep, and eat only one very basic meal per day.
That is why 100% of donations received by Tabitha Singapore are
remitted directly to Tabitha Cambodia. All profits raised by the
sale of Tabitha silk products are also remitted to Tabitha
Cambodia. A small amount of costs are incurred in shipping the
products and making them ready for sale.
Tabitha Singapore has no paid employees. The board and members
work on a voluntary basis. As noted above, the primary goals of
Tabitha Singapore are in direct support of Tabitha Cambodia and
Tabitha Singapore has over 1000 supporters in our database, as
well as a number of organisations who support us on a regular
We are proud of the support given to our organisation and are
even more committed to raising as much funds as possible to help
the remaining ¾ of the population who still live in poverty. Your
help will last a lifetime.
Audited financial statements are available to all members or
interested parties on request. In addition to the funds recorded in
Tabitha Singapore's audited accounts, a number of organisations
remit their donations directly to Tabitha Cambodia.
Tabitha Singapore is a not for profit organization and a member
of the Register of Societies in Singapore (ROS 0253/2003).
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