The story behind Baca-Villa
Since February 2005 I’m working with a large Cambodian family in our guesthouse Baca Villa. Baca Villa ensures the future of the family. 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 three 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.
We want to do more in their villages in Takeo. In 2009 we started the build of a small wooden school (which is not present nowadays), we want to learn the villagers some crafts so they will obtain more income and we want to find new solutions for pure drinking water (water is a big issue in these villages). This is only possible if also you give them a chance. 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. Give them a chance!
Thank you very much for visiting Baca Villa. Best regards, Jan and the entire family
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