Cambodia

Our work in Cambodia began in 2013. Cambodia, being one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, the impoverished women and children there are particularly susceptible and vulnerable to the sex trafficking industry. Here at TFI, we support organizations working to bringing their communities out of poverty through education and sustainable development action. As well as saving children in these very rural communities from possibly being sold into the sex trafficking industry, providing them with an education that might help to save them from that reality.

Cambodian Community Dream Organization

The CCDO’s work in Siem Reap’s poorest communities started in 2007 by placing a few water wells in rural areas of Cambodia. TFI made a field visit to Cambodia in 2013 and was impressed with the holistic way that this organization addressed the basic needs of the villages they worked in. CCDO now has three schools and libraries, and perhaps most impressive: a solar-powered computer lab. In addition, this group provides education and nutritious meals to over 1,000 children each day and HSA created multiple health and sanitation outreach programs for the surrounding communities.

Landmine Relief Fund

Source: Landmine Relief Fund

Source: Landmine Relief Fund

The Landmine Relief Fund (LMRF) was started in 2003 to support the efforts of a Cambodian man who had taken it upon himself to rid Siem Reap’s countryside of decades-old active landmines. To this day, these active landmines still cause death and injury. After clearing a field of all unexploded landmines, their Rural School Village Program (RSVP) built schoolhouses to give the next generation room to grow and thrive without fear. On a field visit in 2013, TFI learned of LMRF’s amazing work and have tried to help.

Source: Landmine Relief Fund

People Improvement Organization

Source: People Improvement Organization

Source: People Improvement Organization

The People Improvement Organization (PIO) focuses on educating girls, orphans, and those children who often survive by scavenging off dump sites. TFI has admired their work since discovering their organization in 2013 while on a field visit. Mrs. Phymean Noun, the founder and director of PIO, was honored in 2015 with the World’s Children’s Prize, and was named Child Rights Hero of the year in recognition of her work to improve the lives of Phnom Penh’s most impoverished young people since 2002.

Source: People Improvement Organization

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