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Education, Poverty, Religion, Clean Water, Economy, Government, Health, Children/Youth, Environment, Family, Human Rights, Animals
PWI Foundation supports nonprofits by helping them raise funds, gain supporters, and grow their organizations.
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Cambodia
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Clean Water
Trailblazer Foundation is committed to improving health, food security, education, and economic development in rural Cambodia in ways that are self-sustaining by the individuals and communities we serve.
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Cambodia
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Education, Family, Economy, Poverty
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Since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime, preservation of the environment has begun to be a bigger focus for the Cambodian government.1-2 Forests in Cambodia are diverse, but are seeing rapid deforestation because of increasing urbanization.1-2 three-fourths of Cambodiaâ's population relies heavily on agricultural cultivation for their livelihood and the increasing need for farmable land has lead to the destruction of natural habitats.3 Additionally, the rivers and marine habitats in Cambodia are deteriorating because of increased logging, salt farming, dynamite fishing, and overfishing.4 A recent increase in economic growth has also resulted in untreated sewage that pollutes surface and groundwater sources.5

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1http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/EASTASIAPACIFICEXT/EXTEAPREGTOPENVIRONMENT/0,,contentMDK:20266319~menuPK:537827~pagePK:34004173~piPK:34003707~theSitePK:502886,00.html
2 http://biopolitics.gr/biowp/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/VOL-V-Phyrun.pdf
3http://sidaenvironmenthelpdesk.se/wordpress3/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Env-and-CC-Policy-Brief-Cambodia-Final-130909.pdf
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http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/international-services/where-we-help/asia/cambodia
http://www.us.undp.org/content/cambodia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/10/18/cambodia_s-first-disaster-database-system-unveiled/
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Cambodia News

Miami Herald 
Rights groups say foreign governments should refuse to recognize Cambodia's next elections and consider sanctions on its leaders if the main opposition party is dissolved. Prime Minister Hun Sen's government took legal steps earlier this month to ... See more..
The Straits Times 
PHNOM PENH • Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, made an introductory visit to Cambodia yesterday.. Read more at ... See more..
Devex 
The program is the first of its kind in Cambodia, where founder Siv Monirath, or Moni, hopes the global model can gain a foothold in his country. A staunch advocate for educational equality, Moni has firsthand experience of the difference that the ... See more..
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Bangkok Post 
PHNOM PENH: Cambodia hopes to launch its first communications satellite into orbit as early as 2021, at an estimated cost of US$150 million, according to a senior official at the Telecom Regulator of Cambodia (TRC). Speaking after a workshop called to ... See more..
Khmer Times (blog) 
The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre has asked Cambodia to ratify the country's membership of the organisation after seven other nations did so. ADPC chairman Krasae Chanawongse made the request when he met with Prime Minister Hun Sen at the ... See more..
Khmer Times (blog) 
In the same year the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) tested vegetables and spices imported into Switzerland from Asia and found that 53 percent of imported vegetables from Vietnam and Cambodia have unacceptable levels of pesticides or ... See more..
Khmer Times (blog) 
The first shipment of Cambodian milled rice to Bangladesh under a new export agreement recently signed by both nations will take longer than originally expected, as discussions among industry stakeholders on certain technical aspects of the MoU have ... See more..
Khmer Times (blog) 
Nestled in northwestern Cambodia, the leading rice-producing province of Battambang has shown some remarkable growth in real estate development over the last few years. While the real estate market there is traditionally known for its colonial ... See more..
IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters (blog) 
LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) - Cambodia is no longer going forward, it is slipping backwards, as it has many times before. Earlier this month the government asked the Supreme Court to dissolve the main opposition coalition. One opposition leader, Kem Sokha ... See more..
The Week Magazine 
Each week, we spotlight a dream vacation recommended by some of the industry's top travel writers. This week's pick is Beng Mealea, Cambodia. (Courtesy image). Beng Mealea "gives plenty of hope to the Indiana Jones in all of us," said Dave Stamboulis ... See more..
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Geography

Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, between Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos
Area

Total 181,035 sq km
Land 176,515 sq km
Water 4,520 sq km

Climate

tropical; rainy, monsoon season (May to November); dry season (December to April); little seasonal temperature variation
Natural Resources

oil and gas, timber, gemstones, iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydropower potential ;
Natural Hazards

monsoonal rains (June to November); flooding; occasional droughts
Current Environmental Issues

illegal logging activities throughout the country and strip mining for gems in the western region along the border with Thailand have resulted in habitat loss and declining biodiversity (in particular, destruction of mangrove swamps threatens natural fisheries); soil erosion; in rural areas, most of the population does not have access to potable water; declining fish stocks because of illegal fishing and overfishing

Demographics

Nationality
Cambodian
Population
15,205,539 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Since 2004, garments, construction, agriculture, and tourism have driven Cambodia's growth. GDP climbed more than 6% per year between 2010 and 2012. The garment industry currently employs more about 400,000 people and accounts for about 70% of Cambodia's total exports. In 2005, exploitable oil deposits were found beneath Cambodia's territorial waters, representing a potential revenue stream for the government, if commercial extraction becomes feasible. Mining also is attracting some investor interest and the government has touted opportunities for mining bauxite, gold, iron and gems. The tourism industry has continued to grow rapidly with foreign arrivals exceeding 2 million per year ...See More since 2007 and reaching over 3 million visitors in 2012. Cambodia, nevertheless, remains one of the poorest countries in Asia and long-term economic development remains a daunting challenge, inhibited by endemic corruption, limited educational opportunities, high income inequality, and poor job prospects. Approximately 4 million people live on less than $1.25 per day, and 37% of Cambodian children under the age of 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition. More than 50% of the population is less than 25 years old. The population lacks education and productive skills, particularly in the impoverished countryside, which also lacks basic infrastructure. The Cambodian Government is working with bilateral and multilateral donors, including the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and IMF, to address the country's many pressing needs; more than 50% of the government budget comes from donor assistance. The major economic challenge for Cambodia over the next decade will be fashioning an economic environment in which the private sector can create enough jobs to handle Cambodia's demographic imbalance. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$37.25 billion (2012 est.); $34.99 billion (2011 est.); $32.68 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

12.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 14.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 10.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, rubber, corn, vegetables, cashews, cassava (manioc), silk
Industries

tourism, garments, construction, rice milling, fishing, wood and wood products, rubber, cement, gem mining, textiles