Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Kantha Bopha foundation calls for more public donations

Kantha Bopha foundation calls for more public donations

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Kantha Bopha hospitals in Phnom Penh. Hong Menea

Kantha Bopha foundation calls for more public donations

Cambodia’s Kantha Bopha Foundation received public donations of more than $16 million in the first half of this year.

The foundation called for more donations to help save the lives of the children it provides vital medical care to in the Kingdom. The five hospitals the foundation operates spend a total of $40 million on their annual operations.

The foundation said on August 4 that donations were made of more than 49 billion riel (over $12 million) and more than $3.9 million directly in US dollars. The donations were mostly made at Kantha Bopha hospitals in Phnom Penh and in Siem Reap.

Despite the public donations, $3.05 million had to be transferred from the foundation to the hospitals to sustain their operations and continue to provide free health services to Cambodian children of high quality and without discrimination.

In June, the foundation received a total of more than 6.97 billion riel ($1.7 million) and more than $1.34 million from 28,780 foundation member donors, the sale of tickets to visitors to Angkor Park and donations from other sources.

With tourism in the Kingdom still relatively low compared to the period prior to the pandemic, one of Kantha Bopha’s major sources of donations – ticket sales at Angkor Park – remain limited relative to past years.

The foundation has therefore also encouraged the public to continue personal donations to the foundation in any amount they can afford or by becoming honorary members with a contribution of 20 million riel per year or supporting members with a 5,000 riel per month or 60,000 riel per year membership “to show solidarity with the spirit of Khmer helping Khmer”.

The public can donate through partner banks such as ABA, ACLEDA, Canadia, Chip Mong, Sathapana, Wing, Vattanac, J Trust Royal, ARDB, Cambodian Public and True Money or find out more information by calling 061 701 111.


  • 12th Cambodia int’l film festival to see return of Hollywood star

    Phnom Penh is set to come alive with the magic of cinema as the highly anticipated 12th Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF) takes centre stage. Boasting an impressive line-up of 188 films from 23 countries, including captivating shorts, feature films, documentaries and animation, the festival promises an

  • Brawl marrs football final as Indonesian take gold in seven goal thriller

    The Indonesian men's U22 men national football team were crowned champions of the 32nd SEA Games in Cambodia, defeating Thailand 5-2 in extra time on May 16 at Olympic National Stadium in Phnom Penh. The match was marred by an ugly incident that occured in the 91

  • Bareknuckle champion wants Kun Khmer fighter

    Dave Leduc, who is the current openweight Lethwei boxing champion in Myanmar, has announced that he will travel to Cambodia this year to challenge SEA Games gold medallist Prum Samnang any time that is convenient, after their planned match later this month in Slovakia was

  • Candlelight Party disqualified from July general election

    The National Election Committee (NEC) has disqualified the Candlelight Party (CP) from contesting the upcoming general election, citing a lack of valid documentation. NEC spokesman Khorn Keomono said the CP failed to fulfil one of the three main requirements: including original documentation proving their registration

  • Thong Khon calls for orderly SEA Games closing ceremony

    Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism and permanent vice-president of the Cambodia SEA Games Organising Committee (CAMSOC), calls on all people who have received tickets to the May 17 closing ceremony of the biennial multi-sports extravaganza at the Morodok Techo National Stadium to ensure that the event

  • 1.4 billion dollar Phnom Penh-Bavet expressway due in four years

    The Government, through the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, has officially signed a public-private partnership agreement with a private company for the construction of a Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway project that will connect the capital to Svay Rieng province. The budget for the project is