Mekong Big Builds

The closure of Steung Meanchey dumpsite in 2009 left hundreds of families without homes and their source of income – as garbage pickers – in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.

Many now live in shacks hugging the dumpsite’s fence, and others are dispersed across the city; all live in substandard housing struggling to make a living. Mekong Big Builds volunteers will work at Smile Village, or Phum Kdey Nhor Nhem, helping to build affordable rental homes for these families.

Smile Village is a 2.2-hectare site just 11 kilometers and within cycling distance from the city center, providing easy access to jobs, schools and opportunities to develop new skills.

About Mekong Big Builds


The Smile Village is in need of 350 volunteers to build alongside Mr. Yob Yov and other families. JOIN US on November 3 – 9, 2013.

Give and Build Hope


Take on the challenge and help raise funds for families in need of adequate housing in Cambodia.

Get Involved


Donate to the Mekong Big Builds, participate our big build as a donor or tell your friends about the chance to build in Cambodia.