Due to the actions of the Khmer Rouge, more than fifty percent of Cambodia’s population is under the age of 22. Cambodia is a broken country. While it’s slowly improving every day, it still has one of the most corrupt governments in the world.
The kids we work with in Battambang are homeless and very poor. The government provides nothing to these poor children and attending public education is difficult due to the many fees and uniform cost which are too expensive for their families to buy. Some live in the slums and others live in abandoned buildings, Most just live on the sidewalk with their families.