Patrick & Carol Kelly – The Directors

The Kellys’, as they have been affectionately dubbed, are from Perth, Western Australia.

While visiting Cambodia in 2003, Patrick and Carol were touched by the plight of the poor and consequently resigned from their management positions with insurance companies to pursue a lifestyle of development in the poor communities of Cambodia. They will tell you that since moving to Cambodia, life has never been the same as they see their vision to engage, equip, empower and enrich the lives of the Cambodian people come to fruition.

The transition from their so called secure life in the developed world’s insurance industry, with all of their bases covered, to daring to live on the edge developing poor communities has been an interesting journey!

Since working in Cambodia the Kellys’ have had the privilege of working with thousands of direct beneficiaries. The Kellys’, together with their team of local employees, passionately look forward to seeing that number ascend as they continue to replicate the vision that engages, equips and empowers the locals, who not only now have a dream of an enriched sustainable life, but get the opportunity to live it.

Regardless of the circumstances Patrick and Carol find people in when they first venture into a village, they are not deterred by what they see and press on with their team in order to provide long term sustainable solutions as they dedicate themselves to transforming the people’s lives. They determine to ‘never succumb to the enormity of the problem and risk failing the one’.