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:
Iodine, vitamin A, and iron are the most important [micronutrients] in global public health terms; their deficiency represents a major threat to the health and development of populations worldwide, particularly children and pregnant women in low-income countries.
Source: WHO Fact Sheets - Malnutrition, 2022
Sophanny Tum was born in 1968 and comes from a family of five siblings. Her oldest brother was killed during the Pol Pot Regime (Khmer Rouge). In 1979, after the first Vietnamese invasion to Cambodia, Sophanny’s family moved from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, then two years later they moved to the Norng Chan refugee camp near the Cambodia & Thailand border. As a 13 year old girl, her family was accepted to immigrate to the United States but her father was very sick by that time. Her father asked her mother to take their children to the United States, but as a family they decided to stay with their father. In 1983, the Vietnamese invaded their refugee camp, so they escaped to another camp only to be invaded again. This happened several more times until they reached the Saiy B camp. Sophanny’s family lived in poverty and the fear of war. They lacked shelter and food to eat, even with help from the United Nations. Sophanny had a late start to education because of the circumstances. They did not have a school or a proper classroom, and their teacher taught them under a tree. When it rained, they had to stop until the rain stopped, then they would sit in the mud and continue lessons. She attended school until 7th grade, then married her husband. Sophanny and her husband have three daughters and are grandparents to one grandson. Sophanny has been with our Foundation since 2014. Her personal experiences make her a very compassionate and passionate volunteer!
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.
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.