Ksach Kandal

The community of Ksach Kandal has graduated

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In 2019, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Ksach Kandal has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

Ksach Kandal is a densely populated community located about 55 kilometres from Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. The community experiences both flooding and drought throughout the year. About half of families live along the Mekong River, which floods during the rainy season. On the other side of the community, families experience water shortages during the dry season.

Most residents work as farmers growing rice, but there is only one harvest each year, and yields are low. Half of all households have food shortages for three to six months a year. In spite of the challenges they face, the people here are hard-working and hopeful.
People in Ksach Kandal are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:  

  • 96% of boys and 98% of girls complete primary school and 97% of children complete secondary school.
  • Training has improved the quality of education—100% of teachers now use student-focused approaches.
Health and Nutrition
  • 50 wells, 47 rainwater tanks and over 1,300 filters are providing water for drinking and household use.
  • 100% of children under two are immunized and 100% of mothers deliver with a skilled birth attendant.
  • Over 700 people are involved in agricultural co-ops and more than 900 are members of savings groups, enabling them to save money and access loans.
  • 99% of families have enough food for their kids year-round.
  • 91% of families have access to latrines and sanitation facilities, which control the spread of disease—an increase from just 5.7% in 2002.
*Results for this community updated for 2019

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current conditions

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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Ksach Kandal has completed Phase 3 in 2019.

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!