Smile village


Pilot completed in 2015


Phnom Penh, Cambodia


160 homeless families


Solutions to End Poverty, Pour un Sourire D’Enfant and URBNarc


Potential for impact
There are more than 100,000 slum dwellers in Phnom Penh at the verge of eviction because of increasing land values in the city.


A new construction methodology was used to design and build homes in traditional Khmer style, and the know-how of construction methods was transferred to the community to increase their incomes.


The first phase of this project, involving the pilot construction of 48 homes, a child care center and a community center, was completed and handed over in September 2015. The remaining 112 homes are directly being constructed by the community itself.