In 1990, Food for the Hungry provided relief aid to people living in Cambodian refugee camps during the civil war. In 1993, FH started partnering with poor communities in southern Cambodia to improve living conditions. Presently, FH works in northern Cambodia. Click on icons to see how FH is working with these Cambodian communities.

Regional map of Cambodia

Cambodia Facts

Phnom Penh
Khmer, French and English
Difficulty accessing nearby clean water sources
High risk for food and waterborne illnesses
Only 2 percent of population is Christian

Our Work in Cambodia


9,535 people learned farming practices to grow food last year. In small city spaces, families are raising chickens for food and to sell for income.

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20 pastors received training in leadership for planting churches. 342 children participated in children’s ministry.

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FH’s education program assisted 9,354 children to stay in school. Children who stay in school are less likely to join gangs or become pregnant as teenagers. 352 teenagers received a secondary education or attended trade school.

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FH programs boosted nutrition in 900 children. 10,000 people were served by FH malaria treatment and prevention programs.

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Income Generation

2,860 people learned how to run their own business and joined savings groups to start small businesses. 500 people benefitted from construction projects.

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8,793 people benefited through FH water programs. FH works with communities to build accessible wells that provide healthy, clean water.

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