How You Can Help
Despite the wealth of tourist money that enters Siem Reap, the home of the UNESCO-designated World Heritage site of the Angkor Temples, very little of that money filters down to the average Cambodian, who faces extremely high levels of poverty and inequality.
In the current United Nations Human Development Index, Cambodia is ranked 139 out of 187 countries and, according to a recent World Bank report, an estimated 36% of the population lives below the poverty line.
The poverty rate is particularly high (42%) in the rural areas where Helping Hands is based.
This means a lack of education, effective healthcare and good nutrition affect the poorest the most. We hope to help the least fortunate live healthily, with dignity and with a future.
Our work is not possible without the invaluable support of our volunteers, donors and fundraisers.
A diverse range of people from many different countries and backgrounds volunteer with Helping Hands Cambodia, and our organisation could not exist without the many volunteers who come from around the world to help.
Not only do their donations support our work, but the volunteers also teach English to our kids and help enhance the skills of our teachers. Read previous volunteer reviews here or a blog story here.
We, the staff and children of Helping Hands Cambodia, are very grateful for our volunteers.
All volunteer applications are handled through our parent organisation, Globalteer, a UK-registered charity (number 1119706) providing volunteer support and funding development for projects overseas. If you would like to volunteer with us, please click on the Globalteer logo:
No matter how large or how small, your donations are very welcome – even a small amount of money goes a long way in Cambodia!
All donations will be used in accordance with our charitable objectives.
You can donate securely via Paypal here or read about our monthly donor option.
There are hundreds of ways you can fundraise for us. Some supporters have, for example, organised raffles, held dinner parties, sold items bought in Cambodia at markets in their home towns, taken part in sponsored bike rides, and given talks and presentations to friends and colleagues “at home” who have then made contributions. You can find a ton of great ideas here.