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Bringing education to some of the most vulnerable children in Cambodia.
Local Bazaar partners with Philanthropy Connections and KAKO (Cambodians Help Cambodians), a small Cambodian NGO (non-governmental organization) that provides educational support for children who live in impoverished villages in Siem Reap province.
Cambodia significantly lags behind other developing nations with regards to education and basic nutrition. Many Cambodian children are unable to go to school as they are often expected to contribute to the family’s earnings by working in the rice fields or taking care of their siblings.
Benefiting from an education gives these children the chance to improve their overall living conditions and look to a brighter future. KAKO gives children the opportunity to attend school to help give them tools to escape the cycle of poverty their families are caught up in.
Funds raised through our Community Works program in collaboration with KAKO also contribute to the continuation of the libraries that have been built in seven different villages for children and families to access for learning materials and resources. Families of children who benefit from a scholarship program receive additional rice portions to compensate for the loss of income from the children not working in the fields.
Your purchases will support educational opportunities for some of the poorest children in Cambodia giving them the possibility of a brighter future.