Cambodia population: 50,882,891 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $5,335 in 2020
Cost to Run Program for 1 Year: $6000
Nutritional Supplements Used:
- Soya milk
Fact from the World Health Organization:
Inadequacies in intake of vitamins and minerals often referred to as micronutrients, can also be grouped together. Micronutrients enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones, and other substances that are essential for proper growth and development.
Source: WHO Fact Sheets - Malnutrition, 2022
Leakhena Oum is our coordinator for Sen Sok. She was born in Phnom Penh and has been with the foundation since 2014. She is a factory worker, and when she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and cooking.
Bountiful's Community Coordinators
Community coordinators serve with Bountiful as volunteers. They organize other local volunteers and together conduct screenings, train families, distribute locally-purchased supplements, and follow up on infant development.
Thank You Note
Sen Sok was the first area where we set up a nutrition program for the Bountiful Children’s Foundation in Cambodia. Not only is Sen Sok still one of the greatest areas in need in Cambodia, but it is also one of the greatest areas in need in all of our operations throughout the world.
Sen Sok is located just northwest of Phnom Penh. It is a newer village that was created after a fire in Phnom Penh about twelve years ago. The government relocated the residents from the area of where the fire happened and put them in the area now called Sen Sok. There are very few economic opportunities or resources for families in Sen Sok, creating a severe case of poverty for the residents there.
In the summer of 2012, during the initial exploratory screenings in Cambodia to screen for malnourished children, we screened well over 100 children in Sen Sok alone and found that at least 80% of them suffered from severe malnourishment and were below the third percentile for their age on the World Health Organization growth charts. Our program in Sen Sok was quickly filled to capacity, and we have since added more children to the program. The nutritional supplement we use in Cambodia is a powder formula mix that the mothers just add water to which the kids drink daily.
Thank you for choosing to adopt Sen Sok!
Considering A Donation?
100% of your donation goes directly toward helping children in need! Overhead costs are covered by generous board member donations.
- $8 = feeds 1 child for a month
- $25 = feeds 3 children for a month
- $100 = feeds 1 child for a year
- $500 = feeds an average community for a month
- $6,000 = adopts a community of your choice for one year
Kakada shares her experience as a child in Cambodia
Our mission is to provide nutritional supplementation to malnourished children and pregnant/nursing mothers as well as to teach health and cognitive development skills to families in the areas we serve.