Please help Babel Guesthouse survive COVID19

Update posted by Katrine Solhaug On Jul 03, 2020


Chan Hov has been with us for almost a decade. She started as kitchen Staff, and could not speak a single word English. Now she is bartending, serving, doing check ins and running Babel Eco-shop.

She is the ONLY woman from Babel who went to University with sponsorship from Babel Education Program.

Chan Hov is married to one of Babel´s Tuk Tuk drivers, Mr Kosal. He is also sponsored through our Education Program - to graduate from the University of Southeast Asia.

Chan Hov and Kosal are not the only ones working at Babel Guesthouse from this family. Kosal´s sister Savutt is one of our wonderful Cooks.

With three persons in the same family without a job, it will be difficult to make ends meet.

Can YOU help us survive this crisis, so that they can all keep their jobs?


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Update posted by Katrine Solhaug On Jun 28, 2020

A huge THANX to John-Daniel Solhaug who just launched his Support Campaign for us! Check out his video:

Narration:

Cambodia.

The country with the amazing people.

Where my daughter and her family has settled down and are running Babel Guesthouse.

The country I have visited over an over for more than a decade is now in crisis!

Angkor Wat, that normally is visited by millions is now empty of tourists.

Hundreds of Hotels and Restaurants are now bankrupt and thousands of Cambodians have lost their jobs.

Babel Guesthouse is a small guesthouse with a big heart!

Our staff and Tuk Tuk drivers have good working conditions. We support them with Education, and we help their families when they are in need. We are fighting against plastic pollution through garbage picking and through Babel Eco-Shop and Refill Station.

ALL THIS that we have build up, is now at risk.

All our 28 staff and Tuk Tuk drivers can loose their jobs. These people are my family!

Can YOU help me help my family?

Link to John-Daniel Solhaug´s support campaign: https://gogetfunding.com/stott-babel-guesthouse-mi...

DO YOU WANT TO HELP BY STARTING A SUPPORT CAMPAIGN?

Please feel free. Its really easy! And we need all the help we can get!

Lots of love from Babel Family!
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Update posted by Katrine Solhaug On Jun 24, 2020


Mr Dara has been a Tuk Tuk driver at Babel Guesthouse for over a decade. He lives in a newly build house in the countryside with his wife and three children.

He is not the only Tuk Tuk driver from Babel Guesthouse in this family. In fact, they are three! With all of them without a job now, there is no chance for this family to pay back their bank loan on the house. They all struggle to make ends meet.

Can YOU help us survive this crisis so that Mr Dara, Mr Chea and Mr Sichon can keep their jobs and their home?

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Update posted by Katrine Solhaug On Jun 21, 2020


Kimlang lives in the beautiful Cambodian countryside with her lovely family. They have a vegetable farm where we now get our vegetables for Babel staff food.

This is with donations from "One Family at A Time" who also donated 400 kg rice for us to share with all staff and Tuk Tuk drivers at Babel Guesthouse.

These donations means: Extra income for Kimlang and her family, rice for 28 families and income for local rice farmers and fresh vegetables every day for Staff at Babel Guesthouse

Can YOU help us continue all this work during this crisis?

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Update posted by Katrine Solhaug On Jun 17, 2020

Mr Sroeun has been a Tuk Tuk driver at Babel for over a decade. He has been with us from the start. He lives in a small house in the countryside with his wife and three daughters.

At the moment he is the only one with a job in this family, and he is also supporting his parents and brothers.

Without Mr Sroeuns job, there is no income for this family.

Can YOU help us survive this crisis so that Mr Sroeun can keep his job?


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Update posted by Katrine Solhaug On Jun 12, 2020

A huge THANX to everyone who has contributed. After PayPal started running again we got a huge step closer to reach our target to survive this crisis!

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Update posted by Katrine Solhaug On Jun 06, 2020

Update on donations - PayPal is still not working, so HOLD YOUR DONATION PLEASE!

The problem has been that within the first two days we reached the limit for donations on our Paypal account. To keep receiving funds we need to get verified. We have sent all necessary documents and are now waiting for Paypal to process them. This may still take a few days.

This has been a nightmare for us, who just launched this campaign for us to survive.

In the meantime... "One Family At A Time"
found their own way to support us - and surprised us with 8 huge bags, 400 kilograms, of rice! Food that we will provide for our staff and Tuk Tuk drivers and their families!

All this rice is bought from local farmers in Siem Reap - providing much needed income for locals ♥️

Now we are discussing how they also want to support our big Babel family with vegetables locally grown. They want to buy it from our own staff and Tuk Tuk drivers - giving them some much needed extra income in this rough time!

We are so grateful, and it is so wonderful to see how beautiful people can be in a crisis like this!

Norwegians who wants to support - VIPS to my dad John-Daniel Solhaug on 92244988.

For others from other parts of the world, please wait!! We will let you all know when its up running again!

Lots of love from Katrine and Simen, on behalf of all of us in Babel Family ♥️

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Update posted by Katrine Solhaug On Jun 03, 2020

Thanx a lot to everyone who has supported us and helped us to a great start to our campaign!

Unfortunately we are experiencing difficulties with Paypal at the moment and we have received several messages from people not able to process their donations.

We are working on it and hope to resolve the issue as soon as possible.


Stay tuned!

Katrine

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when i came over ,cambodia and you changed my whole life. Thank you for that. Timo

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I truly loved my stay at Babel during Christmas 2018. The rooms, the food, and the people were wonderful and the hospitality flawless. I hope to return to Babel for a future trip soon; It is an absolute gem.

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Lots of love, @stayhappyandtravel

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We had wonderful stay. It’s so nice to se such strong community and love.

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Dear Babel staff and especially Wau our favourite tuk tuk driver ever. We have been thinking of you and realizing how difficult these times of no tourism must be for yourselves and your families. We wanted to find a way to offer some assistance and so are very glad we found Babel's donation page. Please know that we are thinking of you and hoping that these difficult times pass soon. It's true that we are all in this together. Richard and Brenda, from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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