Introduction Helping Hand

Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world. About one third of the people live in poverty.
Helping Hand operates in the capital Phnom Penh, in one of the poorest communities of the city.
We started off with simply sponsoring individual children to enable them to go to school, and have along the way expanded our activities to support the community on a larger scale.

Our activities have expanded from sponsoring individual children's educations to an afterschool facility, in which extra tutoring is provided as well as access to computers and internet; as well as providing rice, food, medical and other assistance in the community.

Being a fairly small organization, we are able to ensure that the vast majority (more than 99% of our funding) is spent directly in Cambodia.

With the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our efforts are as valuable and needed as ever before, as many have lost their incomes completely as a result, and even the previous limited incomes have become non-existent for many.

Therefore, your help and support is needed more than ever.


Education is a child’s best chance of escaping to a better future.

Our Mission and our Vision

To facilitate the sponsorship of children from the slums of Phnom Penh, Cambodia to receive and complete an extensive education, enabling them to move on in life and out of the slums, with a better future ahead,
To give children the opportunity to achieve their potential and to give back to their families, communities and Cambodia.
To be Cambodia’s future.




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Who Do We Help?

Almost half the population of Cambodia is made up of children. Many live in appalling conditions, without sanitation, without clean water, without food.
Education is key in securing a future for these children. But when you’re a child of a family struggling for basic needs such as food and shelter, any hope of an education is like dust in the wind.

These are the children and families we help.



In the slums in which Helping Hand works, one of our main missions is to provide food for those who need it most. What money the families do have goes first to provide food,

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We undertake several types of activities in the community in order to help where help is needed. This includes cloth donations, COVID-19 safeguards such as masks and hand sanitizers, to name a few. Through

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Education is key in the strive for a better future, and out of poverty.  Our main focus is enabling children from the slums of Phnom Penh to attend and gain a solid education in

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Please meet some of the children and families we work with!