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.