Tabitha Foundation is a non-profit organisation seeking to help suffering families in Cambodia.


Tabitha's aim is to reach out to the despairing in their communities and help them to address their own needs in a holistic and sustainable way. Community development is achieved by encouraging personal savings, providing employment and income by teaching and selling Cambodian handcrafted items, and house-building by volunteers for families who cannot afford a home. Thereby transforming lives to fruitfulness with dignity!

100% of donations are applied to the programs in Cambodia - ZERO overheads!

Latest News

image image image image image image image image image
Building Houses in Cambodia - an Aussie teen's experience Travelling to a third world country and volunteering never really crossed my mind. Being a young teenager I was quite oblivious to the suffering that happened, and is still continuing to happen in Cambodia. It wasn't until Mum mentioned the Tabitha Foundation and its amazing contribution to Cambodia, that I really thought that much about Cambodia as a place to visit. Before I knew it, my Mum and I were on our new path, heading to Cambodia to meet up with the group we would be building with. Read the Full Story
House Building - Update from Janne Dear Friends and partners, It is that time of year when schools in the region have received their final school calendar – why is that so important? It is important for us at Tabitha so that house building teams can send us their dates for next year’s build and we can plan accordingly. House building involves young people, middle aged people and the older, young at heart folks coming from all parts of the world to help build houses for families who may not get a house without their help. The impact of the houses on our families is immense. In Cambodia people believe that to die in their home will ensure a safe passage to the next life. Read the Full Story
News From the Field - May 2015 May 2015 Dear friends and partners, This past week we had a special visitor – Andre Leu has worked for 40 years in the development world and has visited development and agriculture projects throughout the world. Andre speaks in almost every country and addresses the UN on various development issues. With this kind of resume, we were not sure what to expect. What a delight to meet a humble and gentle soul – one who has seen much and done much. For myself it was a delight to speak with someone who understood what we were doing without a lengthy explanation. Read the Full Story
The impact of wells People always ask - what is the impact of wells. Scott Selwood of the West Coast Eagles fame has donated numerous wells to Tabitha Cambodia. He not only donates quietly and without fanfare - he also takes the time to come and see the impact of his gift. Read the Full Story
A Caring Community Some 15 years ago, I was appointed as Anglican Chaplain to the Royal Australian Air Force Association's (RAAFA) residential estate in Bull Creek in Western Australia. Apart from celebrating bi-monthly mass, I offer pastoral support to anyone living on the estate - and especially to those in high-care in the hospital. Through a friend, I learned of Tabitha Foundation and was touched and impressed by the work being done in Cambodia with the poorest of the poor. However, I was particularly impressed by the fact that everyone associated with Tabitha Australia is a volunteer and that all monies raised go directly to the people of Cambodia - with not one cent withheld for administrative expenses. Read the Full Story
Helping Tabitha when you book your travel Whether you love to travel or have to travel for work, start the journey at TravelGiver. TravelGiver is a one-stop-travel-shop, allowing you to donate up to eight per cent of your booking to Tabitha Foundation Australia at no extra cost. You simply log on, choose a booking agent and select Tabitha as your Community Project. The donation is then made automatically. Read the Full Story
News From the Field - March 2015 March 26, 2015 Dear friends and partners, Today is not a great day for me – today I am so very angry at our manager in Kompong Speu. I am angry because of his passion for the people he works with – I am angry because he broke the rules and installed 48 ponds without talking to us; without asking if the funds were there. I am angry because I saw the results of his work yesterday and in my heart I understand why he did this but angry that he would put Tabitha in a position that we are not able to pay for the work done by the contractor. Read the Full Story
News From the Field - January 2015
January 22, 2015 Happy New Years to all our friends and partners, Happy – it is one of those overused words that I actually dislike but yesterday I saw true happiness! Yesterday was senior citizen’s day in Tabitha. Being a senior means anyone who can survive past the age of 60. I travelled to Saeb Village in Kampong Channang to visit with two families who had received a field well three years ago. The road to these field wells turned rapidly into a dusty track.
Read the Full Story
Tabitha Cambodia's 20th Anniversary - Highlights 2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of Tabitha Cambodia. Who would believe that one woman with a vision could improve the lot of more than 3.7 million Cambodian people in 20 years? Thanks to Tabitha's supporters from Australia and all around the world, Janne and her 50 staff continue to help and work tirelessly with the poorest families living in Cambodia today. Please read on to see some of the highlights of the first 20 years. Read the Full Story

Tabitha Foundation Australia

Welcome to TFA's website

Tabitha programs impact an amazing number of desperately poor children, women and families. We are not aware of any other program that is as effective for your contribution, delivering measurable results in alleviating poverty.

We hope that you find the site informative and interesting. The site will provide up to date news, stories and information on future events.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have information to share or would like to find out more about our programs.

Vincent Moran

"Australians have embraced the plight of Cambodian families with passion and energy. For this we are truly thankful"

Janne Ritskes
Tabitha Founder

"We don't view our contribution as a donation but rather as an investment - and we were left with the feeling that Janne and her team were well placed to invest our contribution in an efficient and productive manner"

Mark Cubit
Cubit Family Foundation




Special Wine Offer

Wine Offer



Tabitha Newsletter

1 + 1 =

Follow us on