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Craft Peace Café – so much more than just a café

Craft Peace Café is a charming little cafe with asymmetrical furnitures and good food. In addition to the cafe there is also a small shop with fine handcrafts and clothing for sale. Craft Peace Café do also rent out their premises for activities such as seminaries, exhibitions and meetings.

We at visited Craft Peace Café for a photography exhibition – delightful smiles. We were interested in the idea behind the Craft Peace Café and therefore wanted to take this opportunity to interview some of the persons involved in the organization. The one we interviewed were Geoffroy Auzou.

Geoffroy is a 24 years old guy from France who has studied entrepreneurship in Paris. After graduating, he wanted to do something different with his life. Thanks to a French charity organization, he received an assignment that will last for two years. His mission is to promote Banteay Prieb Organization. Geoffroy is not part of the Craft peace cafés employees, but one of his main tasks is to promote Banteay Priebs products with help of the café. Banteay Prieb is a training center for the disabled, with specializations such as: sewing, mechanics, carpentry and more. The goal of Banteay Prieb is to help the students to build up their self confidence and to become more independent. Craft Peace Café is a way to create jobs for the graduates from Banteay Prieb. In addition to that peace cafe serves as promotion for Bunteay Prieb, they also want to be enviroment friendly and exercise this by, for example, using towels instead of paper towels and strive to only buy locally produced products.

If you would like to have a coffee at Craft peace café it might be interesting for you to know that the coffee beans comes from local regions, to avoid the non-enviroment friendly energy it would take to import them from elsewhere. The beans are also roasted in Phnom Penh, before they are sent to Craft Peace Café to be served as a delicious cup of coffee.

You can find Craft Peace Café in Boeung Keng Kang, on the street 392, at number 14. It is very close to Monivong and the Boeung Keng Kang High School. If you are lucky you might meet Geoffroy there, who has a lot of interesting and wonderful things to tell you about the Craft Peace Café and Banteay Prieb.