Love Cambodia’s mission is to transform the lives of the Cambodians, by the power of Christ’s love, through sustainable social and economic development projects. These projects aim to alleviate poverty and to empower the Cambodians, regardless of their status or religious affiliation.
Our vision is guided by Jesus’ ministry, which is for all mankind to have life and to have it abundantly.
We long to see the lives the Cambodians transformed by the power of Christ’s love and compassion, through social and development projects.
WHO WE ARE
Love Cambodia is a Christian non-governmental organisation based in Prey Veng province, located in the Southeast of Cambodia, about two hours east of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city.
Founded in 2007 Love Cambodia was founded on the principles of Christ’s love and compassion towards the poor and less privileged.
Prey Veng’s economy consists primarily of agricultural farming, fishing, as well as rice and fruit cropping. However, rural villagers generally depend on subsistence farming to survive. Love Cambodia aims to serve the 1,123 villages in the province through projects that support more stable and sustainable livelihoods.
Love Cambodia’s approach is practical and driven by the needs on the ground.
It is managed locally and draws on the experiences and expertise of our Community Officers whose jobs are to identify and befriend the poorest families in a village. These families often have no means of income or resources to even afford one basic meal of rice a day.
We work alongside these families and villagers to plan and deliver economic, social and medical programmes that assist them to be physically, spiritually, mentally and socially confident.
Love Cambodia is led and staffed by a team of Cambodians who have a heart for the poor and needy among them.
Many of the staff grew up in Prey Veng and are now giving back to the community. They work tirelessly everyday to identify opportunities to lift families out of poverty by introducing sustainable economic development, social and savings programmes.
The leadership team comprises an Executive Director with more than 20 years of experience, who is guided by the Board and Advisors of Love Cambodia. They consist of experienced Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) workers, missionaries, businessmen, and law and engineering professionals, to develop policies, leadership skills and partnerships, to achieve sustainable results.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND LOVE CAMBODIA
The current Board comprises five members who have expertise in community development, engineering, and law.
Ms Chua Bee Ngoh
Bee Ngoh is a Singaporean who has been living with and serving the Cambodians for more than 20 years.
After more than 10 years living among the Cambodians and seeing first-hand the ravages of the civil war in the 1990s, Bee Ngoh founded Love Cambodia with a vision of demonstrating Christ’s love and compassion towards all the poor and needy she works with everyday.
She understands the Khmer culture and speaks Khmer fluently.
Mr Ieng Sopheareak (Pheareak)
Pheareak is a Cambodian who has lived through the country’s two civil wars in the 1970s and 1990s.
His original career choice was to be a teacher but circumstances and divine appointments led him to meet and be mentored by Bee Ngoh. He has since dedicated his life to community development and works to develop the community he lives in.
Pheareak oversees Love Cambodia’s daily operations and programmes. He is married to one of Prey Veng’s most talented seamstresses and has two teenage children.
Mr Sim Sambath
Sambath is a Cambodian with a heart to see the lives of his fellowmen enriched by economic development, social and education programmes. He is trained in rural development and has more than 20 years of experience working in community development and transformation.
Sambath has helped local NGOs in Cambodia to build capacity on organisational development as well as project development and management. He is currently a programme manager for an international Christian organisation.
Mr Jason Chan
Jason is a prominent lawyer in the field of intellectual property and technology. He is a Singaporean and brings more than 25 years of corporate insight and structure to the Board. Jason has a heart for educational and economic development programmes and hopes that they will have a lasting impact on the lives of the Cambodians.
Mr Howie Tan
Howie is Singaporean and a civil engineer by training. He contributes his expertise in project management, wastewater management and infrastructural design to Love Cambodia.
His goal is to see the Cambodians he serves experience the love of God through the difference that Love Cambodia makes in their lives.