Funerals Support for the Poor & Vulnerable in Cambodia
Since 2008, together with our partner in compassion, Salvation Center Cambodia (SCC), we have been running the funerals support, initially for people who died from AIDs, and then extended to the very poor and vulnerable in Phnom Penh Municipality, Siemreap and Battambang.
To-date, we had supported more than 4,200 cases, averaging about 30 cases a month. We will receive regular updates from SCC, and this is the latest from Ven Sovat Ann.
Funeral Support on 31 May 2020, within the SCC’s coverage area of Phnom Penh Municipality, Siemreap and Battambang provinces. In this reporting, there were 48 cases of which 19 females and 29 males. Among these 48 cases, there were 13 elderly and people with disabilities, 5 people living with HIV/AIDS, 3 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and 27 poorest of the poor families with a total expense amount 1,920 USD.
Furthermore, I’m please to inform you that at the end of May 2020, our funeral support budget remains 4,833.74 USD for pursuing our program.On behalf of SCC, we would like very much to express our profound thanks and very gratitude to Firefly Mission including all members from Singapore who always have the loving-kindness (Metta), compassion (Karuna), sympathetic joy (Mudita), and equanimity (Upekkha) to all Cambodian people with great generosities sponsorship who do kindly donate funding for our Funeral Support.
May you be filled with loving-kindness; May you be safe from inner and outer dangers; May you all be healthy and safety; May you be well in body and mind; May you be at ease and happy, May the triple gem bless you all; and May you live peacefully in life. Wish you all the best, stay safe and take care of your health.
With Metta,Ven. Sovat Ann Monk Team Leader Salvation Centre Cambodia(SCC)