Why We Need You
Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in South East Asia, ranking 124th out of 169 countries in the 2010 UNDP Human Development Index.
Malnutrition, lack of access to sanitation, poor education, and limited employment prospects heavily impact the lives of the rural Cambodians with whom Community First works. The country’s recent history of violent conflict and genocide led to the destruction of physical and social infrastructures. Economic development is therefore a slow and complex process in Cambodia. After experiencing these difficulties first-hand, Community First’s founders saw the need for a development model that put the needs of rural people first.
Every contribution that you make to Community First goes directly to support rural families in need:
- Buying a mosquito net not only generates jobs and income, but also helps fight malaria in the community.
- Donating to our community garden program gives villagers the necessary skills to create family gardens of their own, and provides lunches and breakfasts to local schoolchildren.
In this way Community First makes each donated dollar go further for these people in need.