who we are
From the tiniest seed grows the tallest tree.
Seed of Small Beginnings is a non-for-profit organisation begun in New Zealand by Swiss born Andrea Brüschweiler Paulich in 2014.
The organisation is made up entirely of volunteers and officially registered as a charitable association in Switzerland and Germany
During 2013, Andrea volunteered with a Cambodian- and a Spanish Organisation for 8 months in Battambang, a city in West Cambodia. She was impressed by the fact that many young Cambodians, barely able to support their own livelihoods, sacrifice their free time to work without pay for small Cambodian Charitable Support Projects. The acute lack of financial means, however, often stops these volunteers from working for these Projects on a long term basis.
The encounters with these people have moved Andrea so much, that she decided to found a small Charity of her own, aiming to support these local initiatives - and others - wherever possible.
Seed’s goal is to make a meaningful contribution to the reduction of poverty in the world by assisting the growth of sustainable communities in Cambodia.
It often doesn’t take much to make a significant change in the lives of children and families. Seeing a poor community starting to flourish is such a rewarding experience that Seed will try its best to make this happen over and over again.
Plant a seed, a small beginning!
The map shows a rough outlay of Cambodia and the areas in which Seed has its projects (orange dots).