Funding granted

Capital investment of €88,000
Loan of €357,000
(equivalent in local currency)

Foundation partner

since 2013

Partner website


Phare Performing Social Enterprise (PPSE) was born in 2012 at the initiative of the Cambodian NGO Phare Ponleu Selpak, which has been working for over 20 years to provide quality instruction and artistic education to children in very precarious situations. Today the NGO educates more than 1,000 children and has more than 300 students in its school of performing arts.

The company:

PPSE is a social enterprise that employs young artists from disadvantaged backgrounds. PPSE offers career opportunities in the circus trades and combines the best of Cambodian cultural traditions and contemporary circus. PPSE extends and amplifies the work of the NGO Phare Ponleu Selpak by offering real career prospects to professional artists from the Phare School while providing additional financial resources to the NGO to help it develop its social mission.


“Every day, PPSE’s activities empower independent and skilled artists, and their families, to manage and have control over their own lives. Through its numerous shows, PPSE contributes to the international recognition of the Cambodian performing arts. By helping Phare Ponleu Selpak Association to be viable, more and more Cambodian children and young people from difficult socio-economic backgrounds have access to education and artistic training while we support their families through programs. social assistance. “(Dara HUOT, CEO of PPSE).


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