Fostering a better future

30/07/2017

“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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The Divine Community: now open!

08/04/2017

Thanks to World Housing and the Divine family of Canada, the Steung Meanchey area has once again been transformed. Scott Wilkins – Managing Director of World Housing – addressed a buzzing crowd of CCF families, staff and visitors at the official opening of The Divine Community on March 30th. “Being in the community yesterday, there was a real sense of…

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CCF Opens 300th World Housing Home

15/01/2016

It’s been a really big week at Cambodian Children’s Fund. CCF, in partnership with World Housing, gifted its 300th home and opened a new housing community for impoverished families in the heart of Phnom Penh’s former garbage dump community. The Minister of Social Affairs, Veteran, Youth and Rehabilitation H.E Vong Soth attended the ceremony and cut the ribbon for the…

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‘Another 41 Stung Meanchey ‘Dumpsite Families’ Get Homes’, Khmer Times

14/01/2016

Read the full article here. There are now 300 small homes on a stretch of land alongside the old garbage dump in Stung Meanchey, which closed in 2009, that provided a living for scavenger families. An additional 41 houses were officially opened in Russey village yesterday, built by the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) in cooperation…

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‘World Housing builds community-oriented homes’, Phnom Penh Post

28/12/2015

Read the full article here. Over the past year-and-a half, Cambodia Children’s Fund in Partnership with World Housing has built 360 homes for underprivileged families in Stueng Meanchey. The ambitious goal was to create community-oriented homes that operated on a principle of a one-for-one real estate gifting model that allows families to rent homes at…

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World Housing and CCF: We don’t just build homes, we build communities.

17/11/2015

Following a great article in the Khmer Times last week, we’ve received an enormous amount of interest in the work we are doing to provide homes and building communities in the poorest areas of Cambodia.   You can read the article here: Homeward Bound: Rescuing City’s Trash Scavengers from the Cycle of Poverty When it comes…

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1500 Reasons We Invest In Families

18/02/2015

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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Video: This Is Home

09/07/2014

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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World Housing: Building a Dream

09/04/2014

When families helped by the Cambodian Children’s Fund receive a new home, it’s a life-changing experience. Most of these families have dealt with years of poverty, unsafe housing and constant struggles. For our experienced team of builders, a new home takes two and a half days of work. These well-built homes are safe and comfortable,…

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The New Yorker, “TOMS for houses”

13/02/2014

TOMS for Houses Original article published in The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/currency-tag/toms-for-houses The first thing Pete Dupuis asked his wife and daughter after he got home to Vancouver one evening in October, 2010, was: Do you know about TOMS? Dupuis, who was in a down year of a thirty-year career selling condominiums, had never heard of…

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World Housing Gifts New Homes to CCF Families

12/11/2013

Nov. 12, 2013 – For Chan, a widowed mother of two, her new home is almost unbelievable. “I never dreamed I could live in such a wonderful house,” she said through a translator. “Before I had to rent a small place I knew was not safe for my kids.” Five families received brand-new homes this…

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