About Rambutan Hotel & Resort
Cambodia is a country with many challenges in the past and even now. A lot of people have hardly the means to survive, electricity is scarce and expensive and even clean water is not available everywhere. We try as a hotel and guest in this country, not to add to the existing problems but to be a part of the solution. That’s why we strive to be as clean and as limited as possible in the use of energy and potential pollutions.
Together with our staff with strive to make a difference, by:
- Using organic local fruits and vegetables in our kitchen and bar
- Recycling our cooking oil to return and transform into bio-diesel for the generator
- Use accessories made from recycled plastic bags
- Garbage bags, take-away meal boxes, and straws made from compostable sugar cane residue
- Joining on a regular base the “city clean- up” events
- Promoting the usage of reusable aluminum water bottles instead of plastic ones which can be refilled for free at the water stations in our hotels
- Using Solar panels to pre-heat the hot water
Engage, contribute, educate
The management and staff at rambutan’s hotel and resort are not only part of the community they live and work in but strive to be positive, supportive members of their community, dedicated to contributing to the sustainable development of Cambodia and its people. We actively encourage our staff to better themselves, their families and engage in humanitarian projects in our community.
Scholarship programs for staff and families.
Education is the key to breaking the poverty cycle and improving lives but for many of the rambutan staff and families, higher education was previously out of reach. We are proud to say that through our scholarship program many of our staff and their children have now been enrolled or reintegrated into school. From kindergarten to university, they are studying subjects such as; law, tourism, business, finance, accounting, IT and English. A few of our team members are even studying for their Master’s degrees.
We are very proud of them and their continued efforts to grow!
Emergency relief programs
In 2011 we supported an enormous flood relief campaign to help more than 1500 families around Siem Reap to survive the devastating effects of the worst flooding in living memories. In total, we raised – together with 4 other travel businesses/organizations – more than 25.000 USD which went to the emergency relief of rice, canned fish and clean water. Rambutan management and staff were proud to join the collaboration in delivering these packs to the communities.
This year (2018) we’re happy to announce a new community project that we’ll be supporting; The Prek Toal Home and Life Project. Our former Rambutan employee Mr. An Hoksan is leading this fantastic initiative to improve the lives of the people in his community. Many floating houses were seriously damaged or destroyed by bushfires during the extreme dry season of 2016. To rebuild each house costs about $4000 and will offer a safe home to families of between four and ten people.