Why World Vision is in Cambodia

Child survival, nutrition, and school enrollment are up in Cambodia in 2019, and child labor is down significantly. In recent years the Cambodian government has made strides to end child labor and improve safety, but because the country has one of the highest rates of slavery in the world, children there continue to be vulnerable to domestic violence and exploitation. Cambodian farmers need seasonal rains to water their crops, but the weather often brings damaging storms and floods as well. In 2019, over ten thousand homes were destroyed by natural disasters, most notably the flooding of the Mekong River. Crops and livestock were lost, and roads were damaged. And due to Cambodia’s inadequate sanitation infrastructure, survivors were left with contaminated water supplies that spread illness. The generosity of donors has improved services for 2.8 million people. Sanitation and hygiene has been a major point of emphasis. People in underserved rural villages have thousands of new, covered latrines. Thousands of children have learned critical hygiene skills like handwashing, and the availability of clean drinking water is rapidly expanding.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Cambodia

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Children are better cared for at home after their moms and dads learned parenting skills, including how to use positive discipline.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • In Cambodia, mothers and caregivers learned about good nutrition for their children and were equipped to prepare healthy meals.
  • Through fun activities, children learned how to keep themselves healthy by practicing good hygiene.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Through reading camps, students in Cambodia received better support and resources to improve their reading and writing skills.
  • In Cambodia, students have access to a better education after their teachers received new resources and training.

Prayer Requests from Cambodia

World Vision's staff in Cambodia are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For protection of health and continued preventive measures in the face of COVID-19.


  • For safety on the roads, which are becoming more dangerous.


  • For clean water, which makes better sanitation and hygiene possible during the dry season.


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