About Us

This Life is a community development organization with programs focused on three practice areas:

We typically work with communities that have the most significant challenges yet the desire and the drive to enact change. What they need are the tools, training, skills and initial support to tackle their community’s specific development issues.

Our approach enables communities to develop the essential infrastructure and skills needed to make a change and break free from poverty. The unifying factor in everything we do is to work alongside communities listening to their needs and concerns. We listen to, engage with and advocate side by side with children, women,

families and communities as they define and act on their own solutions to complex social challenges.

Our programs have evolved organically based on our service delivery experience and the needs communities identify through our consultative processes. As a result, many of our programs are interlinked. We have entry and exit strategies for all of our work so that, over time, our involvement decreases as capacity and skills increase within communities.

This Life is an award-winning, well-respected community development NGO with eight programs in three provinces (Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Banteay Meanchey). We are registered in Cambodia as an International NGO and a Public Benevolent Institution in Australia. We are Governance and Professional Practice (GPP) certified by the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC).

Local communities are the experts at identifying their problems and priorities. They often have great ideas and what they need are the ways and means to take ownership of resolving their most significant challenges.

Learn more about our approach to community development.