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Kantha Bopha receives financial boost in tough times

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People leave Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital near Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district in 2020. Heng Chivoan

Kantha Bopha receives financial boost in tough times

In the first quarter of 2021, the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation received total donations of 3,850,278,663 riel ($951,000) and $3,228,668 at hospitals in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap province, according to a press release on April 20.

"The Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation has transferred $3,009,296 to Kantha Bopha Children's Hospital to maintain the operation of free and quality medical examination and treatment services for infants and children,” the press release added.

In March, the foundation received a total of 899,122,489 riel and $46,311 donated from 14,477 people, including three honourary members, 13,630 supporting members and 844 other individuals.

The foundation would like to thank all donors who have always shown support and donated funds. This support ensures a sustainable, efficient, and quality process. The money is distributed equitably between the five hospitals to improve the well-being of children and infants in Cambodia.

At the same time, the foundation would like to encourage all institutions to continue donations to the foundation by becoming an honourary member by donating 20,000,000 riels per year, support member 5,000 riel per month or 600,000 riel per year to show solidarity in the spirit of "Khmer help Khmer".

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