Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia and is eight times the size of Wales. Tropical forests cover much of the country, but there are also miles of grasslands and rice paddies. Cambodia’s northern forests contain elephants, wild oxen, and monkeys. The country also has crocodiles and cobras.
People from Cambodia are called Cambodians or Kampuchea. Khmer is the official language. Many Cambodians live with members of their extended families. Parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins may live in the same home. The extended families often work together as well. Almost 80 percent of Cambodians live in the countryside, where sadly there are few jobs. Because of this many poor Cambodians must move to cities to find work. This is difficult for all members of the family.
For many years, children in England and Wales have prayed and shared to help children in Cambodia. With the money they raise, Sister Eulie makes sure children who move into the capital city, Phnom Penh, are welcomed. Sr Eulie helps the children to go to school, makes sure they are safe, and enjoy a healthy meal. Watch this short film to find out more.