Cambodia

Why World Vision is in Cambodia


As Cambodia and its people struggled with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic like the rest of the world, massive flash floods in October 2020 destroyed 140,000 families’ crops and homes. The socioeconomic impact of the pandemic had already resulted in many lost jobs and disrupted food security, with rising prices on fresh food making it harder for families to eat well. With school closures, students are at risk of gaps in their learning, and remote education wasn’t effective for many students. Violations of children’s rights like child labor may also be increasing in the wake of the pandemic as families’ options for earning incomes shrink. Through World Vision’s work, 7 million people, including 2 million children, benefited from resources and support to weather the difficult year. Partner institutions like public schools and health centers were strengthened to care for vulnerable families, and we helped make sure children had access to nutritious food and education. Parents who lost their jobs had income-earning opportunities, and we promoted children’s rights to be protected from harm or abuse.

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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.

  • Teachers received training on positive discipline methods and how to keep kids safe while they're at school.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • Thousands of families now have toilets in their houses, which helps reduce the spread of infectious disease in the community.
  • New tap water systems were established in several communities, which helped ensure families and kids have access to clean water.

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.

  • Reading clubs around Cambodia received new books with regional specific stories in local languages.
  • World Vision equipped parents with strategies to support their children's efforts to learn to read.

Prayer Requests from Cambodia

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

  • For Cambodian leaders who are guiding the country through the pandemic and its effects, that God would give them the wisdom to care well for all citizens.

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