Sen Sok | Cambodia

Program Details

Adopted Indefinitely

Cost to Run Program for 1 Year:

Nutritional Supplements Used:

Program Coordinator

Leakhena Oum

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.

Thank You Note

Dear Adopters,

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 3rd 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!

Additional Information

Here are some pictures from Sen Sok:

Woman walking down a street in Sen Sok.
A typical home in Sen Sok.
Young child outside their home in Sen Sok.
Mother and child at screening.
Family waiting outside during screening.
Mother and child in line for screening.
At 12 months she was 11 lbs and 25 1/2 inches - the average weight of a 2-month-old and the average length of a 5-month-old.