The situation in Cambodia right now
The impact of COVID-19 on Cambodia’s economy has been
Thousands of Cambodians are losing their jobs and livelihoods
On top of this, most of the families we support also have crippling
With no income, they can’t make repayments. They can’t even afford
food or rent.
The situation has gone from difficult to desperate, and it will
Can you Donate 38 to feed a family in Cambodia for
Soursdey (name changed) is a 15 year old boy living with his family in Siem Reap province. We support his family in a number of different ways, but recently their situation has become desperate. Soursdey dreams of being a teacher one day, but those dreams are fading.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Soursdey’s mother was a cook at a local restaurant earning a wage of $100 per month. His stepfather was a construction worker earning $10 per day. Due to the economic challenges of COVID-19, both his mother and his stepfather lost their jobs.
Soursdey’s mother has been able to find a part-time position as a day care provider, but her wage is now just $50 per month. This is the entire family’s only income.
We have been providing a monthly emergency food package to Soursdey’s family. It costs just $38.
Unfortunately, stories like Soursdey’s are common. Unemployment and inability to service microfinance debt are causing increasing family distress.
That’s why we ask YOU to DONATE 38.
Can you DONATE 38 for 12 months?
An ongoing monthly donation allows us to plan ahead more effectively and this means we can help more families, just like Soursdey’s.
This Life currently supports 420 families, with this number increasing all the time.
Supporting one family for 12 months costs $456.
Supporting all 420 families for 12 months costs $191,520.
It’s a big target. With your help, we can get there.
Donate directly to our bank accounts
AUSTRALIA: Through ANZ Bank.
Account name: This Life Cambodia, BSB: 012301, ACC: 527803926
CAMBODIA: Through ABA Bank.
ABA account number: 001210544
This Life (ABN 12 806 513 245) is a Public Benevolent Institution and has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office. All donations will be acknowledged with a receipt. In the United States and the United Kingdom, donations made to This Life via Global Giving are tax deductible. All donations will be acknowledged with a receipt.
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