The social mission of Butterflies Garden Restaurant is to contribute to building a promising future for children and youth in Cambodia. Decades of war, culminating in the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge era from 1975-1979, created a severe disruption in education and resulted in the deaths of more than 90% of Cambodia’s artists. We contribute to rebuilding Cambodian society by providing advanced restaurant training to disadvantaged youth, supporting original Khmer performance art, and providing income-generating opportunities for disadvantaged communities while providing a unique, first-class dining experience. A portion of profits fund programs for disadvantaged children and youth.
The butterflies in our garden are purchased from youth living in a poor village near the Angkor archeological park. Many of these children are able to use this income to attend school. For those who remain unschooled, we are establishing Khmer and English language literacy programs, including food supplementation.