Cambodia bears the scars of a troubled past. After enduring a half century of civil war, genocide and political instability, a legacy of poverty, disease and a lack of education remains. Rebuilding from decades of war, Cambodia has experienced rapid economic growth. However, these gains are unequally shared; 40% of Cambodians still live on less than $1/day. For rural families life is especially difficult. Their vulnerability stems from a lack of infrastructure, extreme poverty, high infant mortality rates, HIV/AIDS, human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual exploitation.
World Relief Cambodia trains and equips local churches to intentionally reach out to every person and family in their community, regardless of religion, age, gender, health or economic condition. Church leaders grow in their understanding of Scripture and leadership, as members serve as volunteers in the community, educating vulnerable families about community health, agriculture, HIV/AIDS, savings, and trafficking prevention.
Church Mobilization/Integral Mission
Savings for Life program
Community Health & HIV/AIDS prevention
- World Relief's programs in Cambodia began in 1990.
- More than 13,000 children attend Hope for Cambodia’s Children, a bi-weekly neighborhood children’s program that works to improve both the physical and spiritual health of Cambodian youth.
- In 2015, 483 volunteers received training on topics related to community health, including human trafficking prevention, disease prevention, and the importance of healthy families. Their efforts impacted 4,616 people in the community.
- To help families deal with the daily reality of poverty, World Relief gathers and trains communities to form savings groups, benefitting more than 39,000 families.
Samedy Sok, Country Director
Romroth Chuon, Program Operations Director
Sivan Oun, Program Support Director
Bunthouen Chim, Administrative and Human Resources Manager
Sokha Min, Church Mobilization Director
Uddom Khim, Finance Manager