Cambodian-American Foundation For Education

Improve the lives of underprivileged children and prove that everything is possible.


 About Marshall Kim 

“ a pair of scissors and a heart “

"I decided to create the Cambodian American Foundation for Education certain that CAFFE’s modest goals are hugely important and worthy of wide support. I wanted to pay back a fraction of what I feel I owe to my people." -- Marshall Kim, Founding Director, CAFFE

       Two dollars a day. That small sum inspired Marshall Kim to offer children of his homeland the kind of education his own son and daughter could receive in America. To open up opportunity for young Cambodians in key areas like nursing, teaching, banking, marketing, financing, accounting, law and business management. 
        Mr. Kim, 48, survived the Killing Fields, escaping from the Khmer Rouge in 1979. He spent three years in a Thai refugee camp before arriving in the U.S. at age, 20. A hair stylist for 33 years, you can find him six days a week at MK Salon, at 788 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, which he established in 1990. He became a U.S. citizen in 1992.
    Mr. Kim and his wife live in a modest apartment in Scarsdale, New York, where their two children attend public school.

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I strongly believe in education and I can no longer bare to hear the words “too late”. We could help 100 young innocent girls, which amounts to helping one girl that became a victim of others’ wrongdoing”. What happened was not their fault.“
                         It takes an ounce to prevent, it’s worth a pound to cure”

I can’t afford to pay for all of these students out of my earnings. But the need is very great. So I need to ask others to help. Please. You can see that in Cambodia a small amount makes a big difference."


The Cambodian-American  Foundation For Education is a registered 501(c)(3) is recognized in the U.S. as a tax-exempt institution under article 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contribution are tax-deductible.
Our American friends are “helping friends” who want to create opportunities for underprivileged children in Cambodia who live under the poverty line.

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