Visit a boutique in the capital that provides a showcase for the best of Cambodian handicrafts produced by the disabled community.
What to experience ?
NDCP Handicrafts is a popular Phnom Penh retail outlet located in the National Centre for Disabled Persons. Operating for more than a decade, NCDP Handicrafts produces high quality Cambodian products on sale in the boutique, as well as orders for export.
Cambodian silk is a speciality and NCDP produces a fine range of handmade handbags, purses, wallets and accessories, as well as larger items such as cushion covers and throws. Scarves remain one of the most popular items and the store includes a superb range of designs and colours.
There is a great choice of soft toys made from silk, for both babies and children – it will be difficult to stop yourself from purchasing only a few! There is also a great range of pieces of jewellery on offer, from necklaces made from local buffalo horn and silk to silver bracelets of varied designs.
Other popular products include handmade cards, including seasonal Christmas cards, wood carvings, stone carvings and everyday items such as souvenir t-shirts.
The retail outlet is open daily from 8:00am to 6:00pm
How does it help ?
NCDP is a semi-autonomous entity under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation. It works to support Cambodian disabled people through six main projects – one of which is their handicraft retail outlet in Phnom Penh.
NCDP Handicrafts provides income and employment for members of Cambodia’s disabled community, helping them to lead a more normal life. Those supported through the work of NCDP include victims of landmines and women with disabilities. NCDP projects aim to raise the living standards of Cambodia’s disabled community and the organisation provides support and training to an extensive network throughout the country.
NCDP Handicrafts is continually looking to improve the quality of its products and plans to expand its product line overseas, supplying to more wholesale businesses in other countries. It is envisioned that in time, this will create hundreds of new jobs for Cambodia’s disabled community.