From Job Dissatisfaction to Delivering Quality Health Care

Ms. Kruy Varin is a midwife at a clinic in Kompong Thom, a rural province in Cambodia. Varin’s education and training as a midwife focused more on midwifery theories, technical skills, and some practices for antenatal and postnatal care and delivery. However, her training did not include how to interact with clients, nor … read more

Overcoming Discrimination to Provide Quality Healthcare

From Stigmatized Orphan to Nurse Un Lida is part of the Kuy minority group who are indigenous to Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. Orphaned as a child, Lida lived in a pagoda. Facing ethnic discrimination, poverty, and loneliness, Lida was nevertheless undaunted in his desire for a better life. His life struggles inspired him … read more

The Pain and Privilege of Isolation

Lockdown’s Silver Lining There is likely nobody in the world who enjoyed the social effects of COVID-19 more than my dog. Some might make the same claim about their own pets, but as far as I can tell, my pup became the happiest creature in the world after March, 2020. We all experienced it … read more

TOGETHER in Cambodia

On June 13, 2022, members of ADRA Cambodia’s TOGETHER team celebrated the “World No Tobacco Day”.  This year’s theme was “Tobacco Poisons our Environment.” The event highlighted the harmful effects of tobacco use and secondhand smoke on newborn babies, children, pregnant women, and youth. The event also raised awareness of the risks facing … read more

Seeds of Hope

In October 2020, Cambodia experienced heavy rainfall across much of the country. Soon, hundreds of thousands of people in 14 provinces battled with raging flash floods.  The worst-hit provinces included Banteay Meanchey, Pursat, Battambang, and Kampong Thom, and the southwestern suburb of Phnom Penh.  Over 40,000 people were forced to leave their homes, and 43 people lost their lives. Houses, roads, health centres, over 600 schools, and … read more

A Great Grandfather

Many grandparents say, “If I could be a grandparent first and then a parent, that would be so great.” There is something special about being a grandparent. Some say they think they are older, wiser, and more patient with their grandchildren than with their children. Others relish the opportunity to love and treat … read more

COVID-19 Response in the Philippines and Cambodia

ADRA Canada is pleased to announce that Global Affairs Canada has approved funding for a nine-month COVID-19 response to be conducted by ADRA in the Philippines and Cambodia. The work will be done in the very same communities where ADRA has been implementing the EMBRACE project over the last four years. With … read more

Simple Changes, Big Results

“I was born here in this village. This is my home.” Heng grew up in a small and remote Cambodian village, making access to goods and services difficult. Like many other villages in Cambodia, Heng’s lacked access to proper health care, clean water, and quality education. A trip into town for supplies … read more

Healthier and Happier

Khean lives in a small village in Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge were still quite active in her childhood and her family’s lives were difficult. Her parents were rice farmers.