Nonprofit Corporation

Articles of Incorporation

Pursuant to registration laws of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the undersigned, citizens of Cambodia, hereby submits these Articles of Incorporation for the purpose of forming a nonprofit corporation, to be established specifically as a Not-for-Profit, Non-Governmental Agency to assist rural Cambodia.


The legal name of the Corporation is “The Community for Khmer Villages”, also known as “CKV” and “The Community” herein referred to as THE COMMUNITY.

ARTICLE 2  Existence

THE COMMUNITY shall have perpetual existence.

ARTICLE 3  Effective Date

The effective date of incorporation shall be the date of registration of THE COMMUNITY as recorded and published by the Ministry of Interior and General Department of Taxation.Kingdom of Cambodia.   

ARTICLE 4  Members

THE COMMUNITY will not have members.

ARTICLE 5  Type of Nonprofit Corporation

THE COMMUNITY is not for profit Corporation for the public good of Khmer villages.

ARTICLE 6  Principal Office

THE COMMUNITY physical address is:

Address: Kven Village, 171003 Sangkat Kouk Chak 1710 Krong Siem Reab District, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.

ARTICLE 7  Mailing Address

THE COMMUNITY mailing address is at Post Office - Siem Reap:

Address: Mondul 2 Village, Svay Dangkum Commune, Siem Reap District, Siem Reap

               Attention:  Mak Mao, Community for Khmer Villages (call: 088 969 6550)

ARTICLE 8  Directors

THE COMMUNITY will have three (3) initial Directors as follows:

Yem Sary

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Citizenship:  Khmer

Kven Village, 171003 Sangkat Kouk Chak 1710 Krong Siem Reab District, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.

Cell:  096 34 94674

Chhun Chai Pex

Director, Vice President and Secretary

Citizenship:  Khmer

Kven Village, 171003 Sangkat Kouk Chak 1710 Krong Siem Reab District, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.

Cell:  016 77 4362

Mak Mao

Director, Vice President and Treasurer

Citizenship:  Khmer

Kven Village, 171003 Sangkat Kouk Chak 1710 Krong Siem Reab District, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.

Cell:  088 969 6550

ARTICLE 9  Indemnification

THE COMMUNITY does indemnify any directors, officers, employees, incorporators, and members of THE COMMUNITY from any liability regarding the corporation and the affairs of THE COMMUNITY, unless the person fraudulently and intentionally violated the law and/or maliciously conducted acts to damage and/or defraud THE COMMUNITY, or as otherwise provided under applicable statute.

ARTICLE 10  Purpose

THE COMMUNITY exists to advance the health of Khmer villages, the wellness of rural Khmer families, the sustainability of rural environments and the expansion of rural economic sustainability. 

Mission.  The Mission of THE COMMUNITY is to develop culturally-appropriate programs to improve the health and wellness of Khmer families living in the remote Cambodian villages and to alleviate extreme, chronic poverty in Cambodia’s rural populations.  All programs will be implemented in accordance with Cambodian laws and regulations in partnership with the appropriate governmental Ministries, Agencies and Departments.  Programs focus on health, education, sustainable energies and village economics.

Vision.  The Vision of THE COMMUNITY includes the following.

  1. Collaborates with international partners to increase health and wellness in remote Khmer villages
  2. Builds wellness knowledge and capacities of Khmer living in villages
  3. Assists non-Khmer health and education volunteers, interns and sabbatical participants to work in village health clinics, as well as in Cambodian government schools in remote villages, and THE COMMUNITY’s Green Connection Centers
  4. Privately-funds social contributions through the following means:  private infusions by founder and full-time volunteer, Russell M. Martin; private infusions from world-wide donors and contributors; and public and private grant awards.  No monies will be accepted from foreign governments.

Philosophy.  The sustainable path from poverty for rural Khmer is paved by improved health and wellness and education. THE COMMUNITY provides its unique model Health:  The Pathway from Poverty© to guide the design, development, and implementation of all programs.  Focus areas of THE COMMUNITY involve food security, environmental safety, water purity and water conservation, human waste disposal, renewable energies, and economic security of village families, defined within THE COMMUNITY’s website, effective 1-January 2018.

Direction.  The direction of THE COMMUNITY is nation building, honoring and following the priorities of the Cambodian government.

Accountability.  The accountability of THE COMMUNITY is the Directors and mangers are required to consider impact on all stakeholders in its decision-making.  Stakeholders by priority are:  Cambodian governmental agencies; Cambodian commercial partners; Cambodian educational partners; international partners of THE COMMUNITY; Khmer who are served by THE COMMUNITY; vendors, donors, volunteers, exchange students, and interns of THE COMMUNITY.

Transparency.  The transparency test of THE COMMUNITY is that it must publish public report annually of overall social and environmental performances. 

Performance.  The performance standard of THE COMMUNITY is that it will self-report its activities annually.

Character.  The character and essence of THE COMMUNITY is the same as the purpose.

Legal Form.  The legal form of THE COMMUNITY is to operate as a Cambodian Non-Governmental Organization, operating as a not-for-profit entity.

Financial Structure.  The financial structure of THE COMMUNITY is to operate as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.  The fiscal year of THE COMMUNITY is from January 1 through December 31.

ARTICLE 11  Prohibited Activities

No part of the net earnings of THE COMMUNITY shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that THE COMMUNITY shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article 10.  

No part of the activities of THE COMMUNITY shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and THE COMMUNITY shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.  Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, THE COMMUNITY shall not engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of THE COMMUNITY.

ARTICLE 12  Distributions upon Dissolution

Upon the dissolution of THE COMMUNITY, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all the legal liabilities of THE COMMUNITY, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning and intent of Cambodian rules, laws and regulations, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.  Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a court of competent jurisdiction of the Kingdom of Cambodia in which the principal office of THE COMMUNITY is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said court shall determine which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

ARTICLE 13  Incorporator

The name and address of the Incorporator is:

Yem Sary

Citizenship:  Khmer

Kven Village, 171003 Sangkat Kouk Chak 1710 Krong Siem Reab District, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.

Cell:  096 34 94674




Friday, January 12, 2018

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