Why we donate to a children's hospital in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Why We Are Now Supporting the Angkor Children’s Hospital

logo-AHCGive Krama is dedicated to supporting the people of Cambodia. Because this is our goal, we are constantly reevaluating the charity the sale of our Cambodian scarves benefits. If you follow us, then you will notice that we recently stopped donating to the Angkor Orphan and Education Organization (an NGO) in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Instead, proceeds from the sale of Cambodian scarves goes to the Angkor Children’s Hospital. There are a couple reasons for the switch that we’d like to clarify:

1. Accountability

You may have heard of the recent Cambodian orphanage scams. According to reports, orphanages can be quite the business for con men. People sometimes collect money from tourists and people visiting the area, saying it will be used to build an orphanage, or feed and clothe children without parents. Often, the children in these so-called orphanages aren’t orphans at all; many have parents who care for them at home. Or, even worse, recruiters often solicit parents who are in need of money to institutionalize their children in exchange for money. Thankfully, we know this wasn’t happening to proceeds from the sale of our Cambodian scarves, because the founders, Mona and Joseph hand-delivered the funds and ensured they were used correctly. But, we wished to distance ourselves from orphanage scams that are common to the area. We believe the money can be used more appropriately elsewhere, which is why we began donating proceeds to the Angkor Children’s Hospital.

2. Better Appropriation

In the past, funds from the proceeds of our scarves for charity were used to feed, clothe, and house orphans in Cambodia. While this is a worthy cause, we believed the money would be better used to benefit children in more life-changing ways. Now, all the proceeds from the scarves for charity are donated to the Angkor Children’s Hospital in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The hospital was founded by Friends Without A Border in 1999. Since then, it has provided high quality medical care to over 1.3 million children in Cambodia. It has grown to provide even better care throughout the years, with the addition of an Intensive Care Unit, a pharmacy, an emergency room, and other necessary services. Additionally, the hospital provides outreach programs, reimburses families for their travel expenses, provides free care when families cannot afford to pay, and provides housing, food, and educational programs for people during their stay at the hospital. Now, in addition to clothing, feeding, and housing children in Cambodia, the proceeds from our scarves for charity provide much-needed, high quality medical care.

Buy a Cambodian Scarf: Help Children
Get Medical Attention at the Angkor Children’s Hospital

When you buy a scarf from Give Krama, you’ll be benefiting the children of Cambodia. The hospital provides free medical care to children of impoverished families. You can rest assured, knowing that your donation will be put to good use. And, you don’t need to worry that the money isn’t reaching the hospital: The founders, Joseph and Mona, regularly travel to Siem Reap and hand deliver the donations to the people at the hospital. The children of Cambodia need our support: Statistics are saddening. Did you know that 1 out of 77 children dies before his or her fifth birthday? Much of this is due to the lack of funding for medical care. By buying a Cambodian scarf from Give Krama, you will be helping the children of Cambodia to receive the medical attention they need for a long life.