Lives Changed, Communities Transformed in Kirivong, Cambodia

Because of your years of sponsorship, support, and encouragement, the children and families in Kirivong are now better equipped with knowledge and skills on
water, sanitation and hygiene, health and nutrition, child protection, education, and improving economic resilience!


Phase Out Report | Past Child Sponsorship Trip Photos | FAQs


Impact Highlights


100% of children are enrolled in primary school.
Before in 2009, 88% enrolled in primary school.

Clean Water & Sanitation

No households practice open defecation.
Before in 2009, 97% of households practice open defecation.

Health & Nutrition

98% of children aged 12-23 months have completed 3rd DTP dose plus measles vaccination.
Before in 2009, 60% of children aged 12-23 months completed the above vaccinations.


398 households now enjoy more diverse food source.

Child Protection

100% of registered most vulnerable children received birth certificates.
Before in 2013, 62% of most vulnerable children received birth certificates


Kirivong's progress through the years



Kirivong Community Farewell Video


Meet Yan Kin



Phase Out Report

All these could not have been achieved without sponsors like YOU


Past Child Sponsorship Trips Photos

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why does my sponsorship have to end?
A: Families need and deserve the dignity of seeing themselves as self-reliant - not depending forever on charity. Only then can they experience the sense of dignity to which they're entitled. 

Q: Why can't I keep writing to my sponsored child?
A: Your sponsored child needs to know that his or her own family and community are now empowered to help themselves. Once the community is self-sufficient, the World Vision office in Kirivong will close and we will not be available to translate and deliver letters anymore.

Q: What should I do if I do not want to continue the sponsorship journey? 
A: If you choose not to continue with child sponsorship, please write to us at

Q: How do I know if my sponsored child will be okay?
A: Through sponsorship, you have helped prepare your sponsored child's community to ensure that their children are cared for. You have helped build strong networks of parents, teachers and community health workers. They have clearly demonstrated a readiness to meet children's needs without our assistance. 

Q: How does World Vision decide it's time to end the partnership?
A: We look for evidence the people are significantly stronger than when we began - not just as individuals, but as groups, associations and networks. We must be confident that the community can sustain and also improve on what we have built together. 

Q: You've found a new child for me to sponsor. How did you choose?
A: This new child's community is at an earlier stage in their partnership with us - they still have many needs. We tried to select a child based on a preference you may have had, or with similar qualities as your previous child. 

Q: What if I prefer a different child?
A: We are happy to explore different sponsorship options with you! There are so many children in need. You may request for us to send you a few more child profiles via our online form here! Do send in your request before 31 August 2024!


For more information, please contact us via or call/WhatsApp us at 6922 0144. Thank you!