CAMBODIA

Faced with disease and limited educational opportunities, children are forced to remain in the cycle of poverty.

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ABOUT THE COUNTRY

Cambodia, formerly known as the Khmer Empire, gained full independence from France in 1953. Since then, the country has experienced a lot of unrest at the hand of Communist forces and civil war. Stability has been slowly rebuilding since 1999, however many who were displaced during the unrest are still facing hardships. Even though Cambodia has a large market for clothing and tourism, it’s an extremely poor country with a challenging economic environment and limited educational opportunities.

THE FACTS

50%
POPULATION
LIVING BELOW $2/DAY
PROGRAMS:
2
PROGRAM TYPE:
LEARNING CENTER, SCHOOL

15,205,539

Population

487

NUMBER OF CHILDREN SERVED

20%
POPULATION
BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
RELIGIONS

Buddhist (official) 96.4%, Muslim 2.1%, other 1.3%

LANGUAGES

Khmer (official) , french, english

THE PROGRAM

Tasum Mountain village is located in the remote area of Kampong Chhnang province. This community is heavily reliant upon work from mountains, which includes cutting lumber and farming rice. Children often help their families with these jobs, and do not have much time for studying or going to school. As a result, there is a very low literacy rate. However, despite their hardships, they are still children with big dreams for their futures. Many of them dream of being teachers, doctors, and police when they are older, but without the proper education, most of these children will not be able to achieve their dreams. By attending our VisionTrust Learning Center, these children will receive a regular meal and tutoring in reading and writing in English and Khmer (the local language) so that they can make their dreams a reality. Most importantly, these children will hear about God’s love for them.

Meet the Kids

KH005 Tol Khmer

Rith Sreynak

$40.00 / month

KH005 Tol Khmer

Eeon Samnang

$40.00 / month

KH005 Tol Khmer

Bith Ahai

$40.00 / month
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MEET OUR LOCAL HERO

Vanek began working with VisionTrust after spending more than ten years with various local and international NGOs in Cambodia in the fields of education, human rights, and development. His desire is to see the lives of Cambodians fully restored, both physically and spiritually, so they can take part in building up the Kingdom of God in Cambodia.

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