Our mission is to connect disadvantaged producers and consumers, promote fairer trading conditions and empower producers to combat poverty, strengthen their position and take more control over their lives.
Concurrently, Cam Barter Trade International Co. Ltd co-owns a microfinance institution. Our current mission is to work towards expanding our opportunity to penetrate into the commercial banking sector in Cambodia.
Within 5 years, our main stream of income will be derived from trading, financing and banking to generate a solid foundation for our stakeholders.
Embracing transparency and stakeholder participation is an important way that we will be accountable for our work.
Cam Barter Trade International Co. Ltd’s vision is a world in which all producers can enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfil their potential and decide on their future.
Greater equity and transparency
We believe that trade can be a fundamental driver of poverty reduction and greater sustainable development, but only if it is managed for that purpose, with greater equity and transparency than is currently the norm.
Overcome disadvantage and marginalization
We believe that people can overcome disadvantage and marginalization if they are empowered to take more control over their work and their lives, if they are better organised, resourced and supported, and can secure access to mainstream markets under fair trading conditions.
Understand the needs of producers and the opportunities
We also believe that people, usinesses and civil society institutions in the developed world are supportive of trading in this way. This is particularly the case when they understand the needs of producers and the opportunities that we offer to change and improve their situation.
Create a fairer economic system
Our work is driven by informed consumer choices, and the desire of business to meet the expectations of their customers, both of which provide crucial support for wider campaigning to reform international trade rules and create a fairer economic system.