We were lucky enough to spend a morning here. It forever changed us and we are doing what we can to spread the word and help support this non-for-profit.
How Can You Help?
Donate and spread the word. Any amount helps but if you can find it in your heart to read the below and see what the money goes to, I hope you will see what a minuscule dollar amount to you will do for a child.
- $30 USD per month will provide food for one child
every day for a month ($360 per year).
- $35 USD per month will provide food, clothing, medical
care, education, school supplies, shelter, and care staff
for one child every day for one month ($455 per year).
- $400 USD per year will provide 1 year at the
University for one child
- $500 USD per year will provide 1 year at a University
plus school supplies for one child.
Who Is BOVA?
BOVA's (Battambang Orphanage Village Assistance) aim is to provide care, education and vocational training to Cambodian orphans and the needy children of rural Cambodia and at the same time to build a network of support for impoverished children and families.
Unlike traditional orphanages, BOVA’s services also support families to provide for their children in their homes, such as obtaining food and medical care.
What BOVA Provides:
When BOVA has the necessary funding they plan to purchase a plot of land so that we can move the orphanage and develop an expanded facility in the village of Samraong Khnong, an approximately 20-minute drive from Battambang city. Samraong Khnong was selected for several reasons:
It is an impoverished rural village with a high proportion of orphans and poor children with no apparent guardians.
As with most of rural Cambodia, few services reach Samraong Khnong. The majority of families generate income through subsidence vegetable farming. Medical care is almost non-existent. The village has a primary school and lower secondary school, although relatively few students are enrolled. An Upper Secondary School (high school) is located approximately five miles away but no children in the village attend.
Children not enrolled in a BOVA program can come to our facility if in need and we will refer them to visiting foreign physicians daily to receive treatment for malnutrition, poor hygiene, dysentery, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and other potentially lethal diseases, at no cost to the families.
Learn More About BOVA
- Nhung Brown
- Lauren Richter
- Jesse Stuart
- Emilie Ayers
- Carrie Bettlach
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