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Kantha Bopha raises almost $400K in July

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

Kantha Bopha raises almost $400K in July

Nearly $400K was donated to the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation by foundation members and the public in July, according to a report by the foundation released this week.

The donations were made by the foundation’s honorary members, supporting members, and the general public. Donations were accepted at various locations.

The donations were made in Khmer riel, with over 705,000,000 (over $170K) and in US dollars, with more than $210K collected. A total of 19,864 generous people contributed.

The foundation also received $80,386 from the tickets sold to for tourists at the Angkor Archaeological Park in the second trimester.

The foundation thanked the public and its members for their contributions, which meant it’s five hospitals could continue to treat children free of charge. The hospitals need approximately $40 million per year to operate.

“These donations mean the five Kantha Bopha hospitals can operate as normal and remain sustainable in providing medical services to babies and children free of charge, which serves the healthcare policy of the government,” the foundation said.

The public can donate through partner banks including ABA, ACLEDA, Canadia, Chip Mong, Sathapana, Wing, Vattanac, J Trust Royal, ARDB, Cambodian Public and True Money. For more information, they can call 061 701 111.


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