VILLAGEWORKS (Villageworks Cambodia Co. Ltd.) is a social enterprise whose objective is to create sustainable income opportunities for marginalized rural communities and people with disabilities. The beginnings of the company date back to 1997, with the initiative of a Methodist missionary in the village of Baray, in the Kampong Thom district (250 km north of Phnom Penh). In 2001, Villageworks opened its first training and production centre and ten years later the company became a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO). Today Villageworks provides training and market access to more than 300 artisans. Some of them – mostly women – are organized in home-based producer groups in different rural villages; others operate from the premises in Baray. Villageworks is also managing two own shops and a center in Phnom Penh, where young people with polio and landmine victims are trained and employed.