Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment
Beneficiary Organization Partner
Founded in 2006, Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment (E.L.I.E) is a nongovernmental organization with a range of projects that fall under their two core program types: EcoTourism and Community Development. Based in the Mondulkiri Province of Cambodia, E.L.I.E. has helped to provide sanctuary for over 20 elephants through the Elephant Valley Project, provided jobs for over 50 local people, offered scholarships to 40 students, and created a healthcare program that has eliminated enormous barriers to healthcare for local families.
Elephant Valley Projects We Support
Sambo the Elephant Retirement Sponsorship
After this lifetime of hard work and hardship, Sambo has finally retired to the forests of Mondulkiri at Elephant Valley Project in 2014. EVP works hard to ensure captive elephants in Cambodia, like Sambo, have the chance to roam free in the jungle and live a life free from work and pain. With the support of EVP staff and her new ele pal Ruby, she is learning how to be an elephant again!