Community Translation Organisation

Local Partner
Community Translation Organisation

We partnered with Community Translation Organisation to provide solar lights and biomass cookstoves to communities in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Kopernik acknowledged the challenges Community Translation Organisation (CTO) experienced during their technology distribution and initially agreed to extend the original project timeframe. In January 2017 however, we agreed to reduce the repayment amount from US$3,857 to US$871.34 and allowed CTO to continue to sell the unsold technologies, retaining any revenue as a donation from Kopernik to their organisation. CTO notified us many times that they would make the payment but they never honoured the commitment.

We have spent considerable time chasing this payment but CTO has now in the last month, become unresponsive. We have therefore decided to forfeit this payment and officially close this project, notifying our donors that CTO did not meet their payment obligation. We will not be working with CTO again.

To read in more detail about the challenges CTO had, you can read this project report.

Community Translation Organisation is based in Siem Riep, Cambodia, and aims to improve livelihoods and the local economy by working with savings groups and farmers cooperatives.

Type of organisation: 
Locally registered NGO

The Community Translation Group's mission is to improve livelihoods in rural communities by connecting them with farming tools, knowledge, skills and resources.

Who they serve: 
Rural Communities
Small Business
Fishing Communities
Forest Communities
Local Communities
Yinh Ya
Partner since: 
Why we partner with Community Translation Organisation:
The Community Translation Organisation has a proven track record in working with rural communities in Siem Reap, Cambodia through savings groups and farmer cooperatives.
Due Diligence:
Full Due Diligence ?
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