Kantha Bopha Hospital Calls for $2.50 Donations

Kantha Bopha Hospital has launched a campaign to collect $2.50 donations each from 10,000 people to help sick Cambodian children
A mother holds her baby near a hospital in Phnom Penh, February 1, 2023. Kiripost/Siv Channa
A mother holds her baby near a hospital in Phnom Penh, February 1, 2023. Kiripost/Siv Channa

Kantha Bopha Hospital has launched a campaign calling for donations of $2.50 per person to help sick and needy Cambodian children.

The charity campaign runs until June 30 and will feature on various media, including Facebook, the official Kantha Bopha Telegram channel, partner banks, collaborative partner companies, and many news outlets in Cambodia.

The campaign is an annual project that aims to collect $2.50 each from 10,000 people in donations for Cambodian children.

Chan Narith, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and Finance and Head of the CKF Secretariat, said, "This campaign has received tremendous support from the Cambodian people compared to last year's campaign. We received over $30,000 within just a few days, exceeding $25,000."

Narith mentioned in an interview with Kiripost that many donors from the public and private sectors, artists, and well-known companies, have promoted and supported the $2.50 per person campaign.

For example, companies have printed project posters, displayed banners, and increased activities in various locations. The Cambodian people are now open-hearted and willing to help society, regardless of the size of the sponsorship, Narith said.

The head of the CKF Secretariat noted, "The second campaign in 2023 has been very productive. Unlike last time, we now have international news outlets in Cambodia promoting the campaign in English, reaching other countries."

He reiterated, "We have set a target for the total amount of donations because we believe in the generosity of the Cambodian people. Kantha Bopha needs help, and with the funds we receive, we will provide support to all Cambodian children in the hospital. We are still accepting donations, and the total amount is not our main focus; our commitment is."

The campaign statement highlights the collective effort to promote kindness and responsibility through "Khmer help Khmer", providing love and smiles to all Kantha Bopha branches, including the first, second, Jayavarman VII located in Siem Reap, fourth (connected to the first branch), and fifth branch.

People can continue to support the campaign. The hospital reopened in 1992, treating millions of children and spending an average of $40 million annually to carry out free, quality, and non-discriminatory humanitarian operations to save the lives of children in Cambodia, as stated in the campaign statement.