Why World Vision is in Cambodia

Cambodia’s economy is steadily growing, and the government is taking steps to improve the nation’s educational system. The country is consistently reaching their target goals in the area of HIV awareness and treatment. While exploitation and abuse issues concerning children are widespread, the country’s first juvenile rehabilitation center opens mid-2018. This center will provide a more stable environment for about 700 incarcerated youth. Nearly one in three people in the country are malnourished, most of them in poor rural areas. Just over half report sufficient, year-round access to food. With your support and that of others, we’re impacting nearly 3 million children as we work toward practical improvements, such as higher-quality teaching and better sanitation in schools. Small businesses and community projects are succeeding thanks to microloans, and boosting local economies. A growing number of parents are becoming actively involved in their children’s education thanks to training and encouragement from World Vision staff. And together we’re helping equip and educate boys and girls to recognize signs of potential exploitation or abuse, ensuring safer childhoods.

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.

  • Through collaboration with partners like teachers, police and child protection groups, communities in Cambodia were trained on child rights, domestic violence and how to respond to cases of abuse.
  • In order to empower parents to care for their children, members of savings groups in Cambodia are able to contribute funds and receive loans to provide for specific needs, invest in businesses, and cope with shocks.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • Children in Cambodia are better protected from diarrhea and other diseases because of increased access to safe water at school and at home. Children also learned critical hygiene practices like washing their hands before eating.
  • Caregivers in Cambodia received training on nutrition practices like breastfeeding and nutritious meal preparation. These workshops focus on identifying positive practices already taking place in communities and local solutions to empower families to provide for children long-term.

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 providing books to primary schools, libraries, and children's clubs and partnering with literacy coaches and tutors, support for chlidren's literacy is happening in Cambodia. With increased access to reading materials and extra help when needed, children are able to practice their skills more often and become stronger readers.

Prayer Requests from Cambodia

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

  • The political stability of the country, especially regarding the July 2018 elections.


  • Campaigns that reduce violence against children at home and at school.


News from Cambodia


Matthew 25: Protecting children through prayer

Child labor and exploitation, female genital mutilation (FGM), and human trafficking are among the greatest evils in the world. Pray with us for an end to all harm against children and for World Vision’s work to protect children.


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