Fostering a better future


“There are eight people in our family including my mother and six kids. Two of the kids are my own, and my mother and I foster four extra. We live in two World Housing homes beside each other because there are so many of us. “Before we came to CCF things were very hard. We didn’t have…

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Stepping up: how our student leaders help Cambodia’s rural poor


It is easy to underestimate the power of a new pair of shoes. Since 2009, CCF has been in partnership with global company and success story TOMS, and through their Giving Program has distributed over 200,000 pairs of shoes to Cambodian children and families. The idea behind the programme is simple – for every TOMS…

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Safe at last… now the hard work begins


These two brothers, just 4 and 5, were found abandoned a few days ago, clinging to each other amidst the danger and filth of a garbage dump. It was like stepping back into a much bleaker time, when the Steung Meanchey landfill was still open and finding deserted children was far more common. When that…

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At CCF, the fight against malnutrition continues


“Child nutrition still lagging in Cambodia,” ran the headline on the front page of the Phnom Penh Post two weeks ago. Given that malnutrition still contributes to approximately 45% of child deaths in Cambodia, this depressingly familiar headline should worry everyone. In fact, it’s the reason that we’ve just opened the latest outpost in our community-wide…

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Investments Not Handouts: Breaking Families Out Of The Poverty Trap


Cambodian Children’s Fund doesn’t give handouts, we invest – in people, families and communities. We are always looking for new ways to tackle the problems our communities face, and creative ways to break families out of poverty traps that might otherwise last for generations. However, we only fund projects that we know will generate a…

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‘Buddhism for Education of Cambodia’ Monks visit CCF


The monks from Buddhism for Education of Cambodia (BEC) visited CCF last week and spoke to several hundred of our community members, including the children, parents and grandparents. Some of Cambodia’s most respected monks spoke to community members about how to live with respect, peace and dignity, as well as the kindness and grace of parents.…

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1500 Reasons We Invest In Families


When Cambodian Children’s Fund opened the doors of our first facility a decade ago, we hoped to provide 45 children from the Steung Meanchey garbage dump with education, shelter and nourishment. A decade later we are educating thousands of students, operating 6 community schools in the heart of impoverished areas, and providing the support needed…

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Community Celebrates 10 Years of CCF


Jan. 6, 2015 – Hundreds of adults from the community came out yesterday to mark the tenth anniversary of Cambodian Children’s Fund with a party just for them. While it was a lighthearted evening of fun, complete with comedy sketches, music and food, it was also an opportunity to give our gratitude to the families…

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Video: This Is Home


Video: This Is Home July 9, 2014 – Teng Thary’s story isn’t unusual here in Cambodia. With few opportunities in the countryside and little education, she moved to Phnom Penh with her husband in the hopes of finding steady work. Life was a constant struggle, and even with both of them working in construction they…

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Bikes 4 Life Brings Bicycles to Cambodia


Bikes 4 Life Brings Bicycles to Cambodia Five hundred kids in Cambodia now have bicycles of their own, thanks to Bikes 4 Life. The organization saw through the delivery of a massive shipping container overseas to the middle of the Cambodian Children’s Fund community where eager recipients waiting for their bicycles. “It was so exciting…

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Northbridge International School Runs for the Fund


May 20, 2014 – Maybe they were born to run. For 24 hours, students at Northbridge International School, Cambodia gave it their all in the fourth annual 24-hour run. In the process of the exhausting effort, students exceeded their fundraising goal by raising more than $6,000 for Cambodian Children’s Fund. The event was a lot…

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