Over the last three years, Sak Saum’s business has grown substantially. In His Steps International (our umbrella organization) is a non-profit; however, Sak Saum’s ministry is self-sustaining through the sale of our handbags, wallets, accessories and other products. Currently, we have advocates in approximately 30 states with requests for home parties and wholesale orders coming daily. We also fill orders in several other countries including Australia, Japan, England and more. In 2011, Sak Saum generated $295,000 in revenue before expenses with net income being $111,000. In 2010, Sak Saum’s net income was $40,000. Each year we are seeing increasing sales and new opportunities.
As the business side of the ministry has grown, we have seen the interest and need for a Sak Saum store. We are in need of a central, physical presence where individuals can purchase product. This location would also serve as a distribution center for the rest of the United States. We believe this will help bring Sak Saum’s business to the next level, allowing us to help and empower more men and women in Cambodia.