Cambodian Assistance and Cultural Preservation Project Inc.
Kompong Cham 2004, distribution of packages containing clothes, money, medicine and food.
2005, Donations to the children of the Phnom Penh dump. These children live in the dump as orphans or with their families and scavenge for metal and plastic for pennies a day.
Rice donations 2000 thru 2007, aprox 3-4 thousand pounds per donation.
Feeding the monks and donations to the temples, 2003-2007.
Bakheng is about 7miles northeast of Phnom Penh and it is the village that we live in during our visits to Cambodia . After feeding the monks and making a donation to the temple, we were able to distribute thirty 50kg bags (3300lb) of rice along with sarongs and medicine to families in the village, during our January/Febuary 2007 trip.
Phum Sambour in Kompong Speu province is about 55 miles southwest of Phnom Penh. There is no electricity, running water or sanitation. The children we spoke with, ranging in age from about 7 to 16, had little or no schooling. Since they are rice farmers they do not have a shortage of rice, however, their diet consist of almost nothing else and these children suffer from stunted growth and infections due to malnutrition, especially iron, iodine, vitamin and protein deficiencies.
We distributed sarongs, children's clothes, bread and condiments such as fish sauce, soy sauce and brahouk (a fermented fish paste) which can supplement their diet and has a very long shelf life. We are in the process of finding a source for the purchase of vitamins and iodized salt to be included in future distributions.
Phum Oh is a rural village in Pousat Province about 125 miles northwest of Phnom Penh. It is also where our project coordinator and her family were relocated for internment and forced labor during the Khmer Rouge genocide.
We returned to Phum Oh again this year, and after feeding the monks and making donations to the temple, we gathered together the children along with some of their parents and distributed money, sarongs and school uniforms