Emerging from a history steeped in rich culture, beauty, tragedy and hope, Cambodia is fast becoming a bustling and dynamic destination for both tourisim and investment. Yet in spite of its development in the region many of the nations 16 million people still live in extremely impoverished conditions, forced to beg or work for little income. With over one third of Cambodias population under the age of 14, many children are forced to do the same out of need by their families, ending up on the streets or sifting in rubbish piles looking for food leaving themselves open to risk of being taken by human/child sex traffickers.
Kids Rescue Cambodia works to identify children who are on the street and at risk. These children are brought into the project and given the chance to receive an education as well as food for their families. Children who are a part of the Kids Rescue project have a real chance of a bright and better future. They all receive significant support from leaders and mentors, and their risk of being abducted is greatly reduced.
The project employs 3 full time, and multiple part time and volunteer staff members in-country to look after the children and coordinate the program. We currently support 72 children who each receive education and food for their families week. Every child in the program represents one less child at risk of human or child sex trafficking; these children can now receive an education and a future.