Community of Hope in Cambodia

Our Community of  Hope supports work among some of the poorest families in Phnom Penh who live amid the trash and debris from the city. The children run around picking up trash each day so their families can sell anything of value. James Sann Puthree,  our full-time faith-social worker who works directly with the children, writes:

“Some of my friends and I go there to bring food and teach the families basic daily living skills. Some don’t even know the first thing about basic skills to help keep their families alive. They don’t know to boil the water before drinking it, how to use the facilities, how to brush their teeth. Basic things that will help keep them and their children from getting life threatening diseases that can kill them. Any donations that are received go to buy food and medicine for the children living in the slums.”

ANDONG SLUM

Cambodia’s Andong village is approximately 5 miles from the Phnom Penh Airport on the outskirts of town. In June of 2006, most of the 9000 people who now live in Andong Village were violently driven from their former homes in Sambok Chap near the Bassac River. Their homes were reduced to rubble by large equipment by order of the government and private investors.

FLOODING

Every year the Andong village slum floods during the rainy season. The rainwater accumulates and in combination with human waste it creates a perfect breeding ground for the mosquito that carries the dengue virus. Every year hundreds of children die because of dengue fever.

CLEAN WATER

Our CHI Partners in Hope sent support for a water filtration system to provide families in Andong village with clean water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene. The water filtration system is up and running, but there is still so much to do to help these families and their children!


CLEAN WATER

CARING FOR THE KIDS OF THE ANDONG SLUMS

PLANNING FOR THE SUMMER CAMP BY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WITH HEART

Photos on this page are used by permission.  The children pictured are not available for adoption.