Stong Community, Cambodia

Kids in Stong are thriving, thanks to you! The community is ready to manage their own future by themselves. What an achievement!

Stong Community, Cambodia
  • Population22,936
  • Villages27
  • Temp 33°C
You’ve made a life-changing difference for children in Stong! 
 

Stong community in Cambodia is now flourishing and becoming self-sufficient - thanks to your kindness and support. 
 
You didn't just target the symptoms of poverty. You worked hand-in-hand with the people of Stong to tackle its root causes – making the greatest impact on the biggest issues children faced. Today, children and their families are thriving and making progress on their own. Thank you for transforming lives! 

 



You’ve changed children’s lives. Thank you!

The people of Stong created this special video to thank you for the amazing change you’ve made possible in their community.



 90% of families can feed their children all year round.

Thanks to you, children and families are eating well and staying healthy.

You've helped increase the number of families with enough food all year round from just 30% of families in 2008 to an incredible 90% in 2022. What an amazing change! 

Savings groups you've helped set up in the Stong community are assisting many people to start businesses or pay for essentials like school supplies. With stable incomes and strategies to weather natural disasters like floods and droughts, parents can support their children and prepare for the future.

You've helped people learn better farming methods to get more from their crops and how to raise cows and chickens too.

 

 99% of kids are enrolled in school.

Thank you for bringing quality education to children so that they can write their own futures.

Your support has helped parents in the Stong community understand the importance of education and how they can help their kids to succeed in school. You've helped improve schools by providing extra training for teachers, setting up reading camps, creating localised learning resources and so much more. 

Thanks to you, now 99% of school-aged children are enrolled in school. This is an incredible improvement from 2010 when just 67% of children were enrolled.

Because of you, children are excited and dreaming about their future!

"Through child sponsorship, I was encouraged to study hard and continue until the end of high school. Today, I’m a primary school teacher in my community."

- Bunthan (right) with her students

 

95% of children 12 to 24 months old are immunised.

Health in Stong

Thanks to you, children and families are receiving the healthcare they need. 

You're protecting children and their families from infection and disease by providing access to essential health services that help children live long and healthy lives. Because of you, children are getting their vaccinations on time, fewer kids are hungry or sick, and many more are growing up strong and healthy. Thank you.

You've helped increase the number of children aged 12 to 23 months receiving their immunisations from just 68% in 2016 to a life-changing 95% in 2021. What an incredible achievement!

You've empowered new parents with the knowledge and practical skills to raise healthy children from birth, and trained community health workers for support.



 

 84% of parents use non-violent methods of discipline.

Thanks to you, children are growing up safe and protected by their families.

You've supported parents to learn positive ways to discipline their children, creating a caring and protective family environment. Kids say they feel safe at home and in their community. What an achievement! 

Because of you, people have learnt about child rights and are spreading the word throughout their community. You've helped set up children's clubs, neighbourhood groups and local leaders to empower the community to stop violence against children.

Thank you for keeping children safe.

"Since the parenting workshops, I’ve changed. Now, I use polite words to correct my children. I’m more caring and have a plan for their futures."

- Han, mother of three

 

 77% of families can practise safe hand washing at home.

Thanks to your support, families in Stong now have more sources of clean water, and they're equipped with the skills to maintain them.

Now, more than ever, good hand-washing behaviours are vital for families to stay healthy and safe. Your support has helped increase the number of families with good hand-washing behaviours from just 37% in 2016 to 77% in 2021.

Clean water means life. Thanks to you, it now also means freedom for the children of Stong – freedom from waterborne illnesses.

You've helped build more toilets, so now all villages in Stong are 100% open defecation-free. Thanks to you, families know that with good hygiene and sanitation, they can protect themselves from diseases that kill children.




Other ways you can help vulnerable children.

<h4>Sponsor a Child</h4>

Sponsor a Child

You can help another child break free from poverty, for good. Your sponsorship will help bring essentials like clean water, education and healthcare to a child and their community.

<h4>Childhood Rescue</h4>

Childhood Rescue

Children in the world’s most dangerous places need you now. Help them survive, recover and build a future. You can provide life-saving food, water and protection to kids whose lives are on the line.

<h4>Gift in your Will</h4>

Gift in your Will

Including a gift in your Will to World Vision is a wonderfully generous way to ensure the values that are important to you live on, as you continue impacting communities around the world.