Children at Risk (C@R) is a sponsorship program reaching impoverished children and families throughout Cambodia.Many village children have only one parent or are orphaned. These children grow up in extremely poor conditions as their struggling families live day to day, not knowing where their food will come from the next day. Our goal at C@R is to bring these at risk children hope and a bright future.
Working closely with pastors in the villages, we choose the neediest children to take part in our sponsorship program. Many at-risk children do not attend school because they must labor in the rice fields with their families to survive. In some cases children are sold into prostitution due to the extreme need of the family. This is where the Children at Risk program helps. The C@R program provides school supplies for the child to go to school, and basic food for the family. With this help, the family is able to release their children from laboring in the field and allow the children to attend school. Children who don't receive an education, cannot break free from the cycle of poverty, but we have seen this simple sponsorship program, set families free from that cycle. This three year program is geared to assist in educating the child and empowering the family towards self-sufficiency. In some villages we provide vocational training to equip the families to start their own business. We teach them how to work with their resources and how to manage money. Our goal is to make the family self-sufficient. In addition, each child is visited by our volunteers at least twice a month where they share the good news of Jesus.
A Life Transformed by C@R>
Before being sponsored by C@R, Kimsreng and his family had no steady income and were barely surviving. Their living conditions were terrible and their house leaked constantly when it rained. Thanks to Kimsreng's sponsorship, C@R has been able to provide food and a house that does not leak. They have also started a successful loom business, weaving Cambodian silk. Best of all, Kimsreng's entire family is now following Jesus. His mother says that since they became Christians, all of their family members have been healed of sicknesses and that God has provided for every need.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans
and widows in their distress." - James 1:27
By sponsoring a child, you are giving that child a chance to change his or her future. $35/month will help provide this change. As a sponsor, you will receive a Child's profile and photograph
Quarterly newsletter from C@R and Bi-annual updates about your sponsored child. You are also welcome to correspond with your child.