Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Wing agents come together to support Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation

Wing agents come together to support Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The representatives of Wing Cash Xpress Community Fund provide mock cheque of their donation to the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation. SUPPLIED

Wing agents come together to support Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation

Wing Bank agents establish community fund to support Kantha Bopha hospitals

Wing Cash Xpress agents nationwide voluntarily raised approximately $45,000 on Friday in support of the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation.

The hospitals have provided free medical care to the majority of financially vulnerable Cambodian children for nearly 30 years.

The Wing Cash Xpress Community Fund was formed in August this year to raise funds to locally support social causes.

Financial support for the Kantha Bopha hospitals’ operations is critical, especially during the pandemic. For this reason, Wing Bank established the Wing Cash Xpress Community Fund and cooperated with the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation to ensure the sustainability of the Kantha Bopha hospitals in providing free and quality healthcare services to children in Cambodia without discrimination. The fund had reached $45,000 as of September 17 of this year.

“We are extremely proud of our agents for their kind hearts, noble acts and dedication to helping needy children through the community fund. We have nearly 10,000 agents in every district in Cambodia which enable us to mobilise the community to rally around the cause. Our agents not only work to provide financial services for the daily needs of Cambodians, but they also contribute their personal resources to help vulnerable people in their communities,” said Wing Bank chief consumer business officer Chheangsreng Srun, who is also in charge of sales and distribution.

Pheng Saret, 61, a Wing Cash Xpress agent in Preah Sihanouk province contributed $100 to the cause, saying: “I can still remember when my grandchild was seriously ill and it was difficult to find a reliable hospital to provide treatment. Kantha Bopha provided us hope. Through the Wing Cash Xpress Community Fund, I was able to express my gratitude to the hospital.”

Ministry of Economy and Finance secretary of state and executive director of the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation HE Ros Seilava expressed his appreciation to the agents who supported the children’s hospitals during this challenging period.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Han Peng Kwang, Wing Bank CEO (4th from the left) and H.E. Ros Seilava, Executive Director the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation (3rd from the Right) pose for group photo. SUPPLIED

“During this difficult time, the foundation needs public support so that Kantha Bopha hospitals’ operations can run adequately and with compassion. The agents’ donations will help children in need. I am deeply thankful for their contributions and for helping promote charity campaigns in support of the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation,” he said.

The Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap have provided high-quality treatment to infants and children for free since being founding in 1992 by the late Dr Beat Richner. The hospital spent almost $40 million on its operations last year.

Over 639,260 children checked into the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals and received consultation at the hospitals’ various outpatient wards. A total of 133,026 seriously ill patients were hospitalised and treated free of charge in 2020.

Wing Cash Xpress agents have been crucial in driving financial inclusion and facilitating cash flow by providing convenient access, particularly to women.

Wing users can also join the cause and contribute by sending money to Wing account number 5559 to donate in riel or to 5558 to donate in dollars. They may also visit any Wing Cash Xpress agent across the Kingdom to transfer funds. Wing Bank ensures that 100 per cent of the proceeds reach the hospital and waive all service fees for donations.

MOST VIEWED

  • Prince Norodom Ranariddh passes away at 77

    Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the second son of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and former First Prime Minister of Cambodia, has passed away in France at the age of 77. “Samdech Krom Preah Norodom Ranariddh has passed away this morning in France just after 9am Paris-time,”

  • General’s gun smuggling ring busted

    The Military Police sent six military officers to court on November 22 to face prosecution for possession of 105 illegal rifles and arms smuggling, while investigators say they are still hunting down additional accomplices. Sao Sokha, deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and commander of

  • Rise in planned flights lifts travel hopes

    Six airlines have applied to resume flights in December, while two others have put in for additional flights and routes, according to State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) head Mao Havannall on November 29. These account for 43 new weekly domestic and international flights in December, up 16

  • Cambodia, Thailand to discuss border reopening

    Cambodian authorities from provinces along the Cambodia-Thailand border will meet with Thai counterparts to discuss reopening border checkpoints to facilitate travel, transfer of products and cross-border trade between the two countries. Banteay Meanchey provincial deputy governor Ly Sary said on November 22 that the provincial administration

  • More Cambodians studying in US

    The number of Cambodian students studying at US colleges and universities in 2020-21 increased by 14.3 per cent over the previous year despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a recent US government report. The 2021 Open Doors report on International Educational Exchange showed that 848 Cambodian students studied

  • Hun Sen: Manet to be candidate for prime minister

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has reaffirmed that his oldest son Hun Manet will be his successor as Prime Minister if he is elected. Speaking during the inauguration of a new sewage treatment facility in Preah Sihanouk province on December 2, Hun Sen said Manet will be