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The Need

Children in Cambodia are often forced to quit school in order to work in the field or a factory. Many mothers are living in desperate poverty, forcing them to leave their children unattended while they go to work. Female factory workers are lured into the human trafficking industry with the promise of higher pay. The overwhelming majority of the population is Buddhist, many of whom have never heard the truth of the gospel.

Cambodia At A Glance

Climate Tropical

Current Temp: 78°

Population

16,926,984

Religion

85.1% Buddhist

Language

Khmer

Region

Southeast Asia

Cambodia Information

Weather

Cambodia’s wet season is from May - October. Regardless of the time of year, the temperatures are commonly in the 90’s.

Religion

98.7% of Cambodia's population is considered unreached by the gospel. According to the Joshua Project, "an unreached is a people group among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize this people group without outside assistance."

Human Development Index:
Compares health/life expectancy, education and per capita income to measure a country’s average achievement in terms of human development.

146/189

Undernourished/Food Insecurity

44.9% of Cambodia's population experience moderate or severe food insecurity.

Currency

$1 USD = 4,030 Cambodian Riel (KHR)

Demographics

97% of the population is made up of the Khmer people group with the same percentage of people speaking the Khmer language. Cambodia was under French rule until it gained full independence in 1953.

Economy

Cambodia is one of the poorest nations in Asia and long-term economic development remains challenging due to limited human resources, high income inequality, and poor job prospects. Furthermore, more than 50% of the population is less than 25-years old.