There is an exciting new campaign being launched in Australia called ‘Coins for Cambodia’. It costs approximately $5,300AUD to run Human and Hope Association each month, providing more than 150 villagers with sewing, English, preschool, Khmer and art classes, access to their library, microfinance loans, a family farm program, community workshops and university scholarships. Your loose change will go a long way to helping with these costs!
You can sign up at http://www.humanandhopeassociation.org/coins-for-cambodia/ and download a tin cover, then make your own money tin using recycled milk cartons, shoeboxes, bottles or cans and start saving your loose change.
To put things in perspective, here is what your loose change can achieve:
5 cents – Print a community announcement
10 cents – A pencil for an opportunity scholarship
20 cents – A paintbrush for art class
50 cents – Provide a villager with a toothbrush after partaking in hygiene workshops
$1 – A kilogram of rice and vegetables for a sewing student stipend
$2 – A packet of seeds for participants in the family farm program
$3 – Buy a book for our library
$4 – Provide a nutritious lunch to six staff members
This is a great project for individuals, workplaces and clubs to take on, and there are handicraft packs available for the highest individual and club fundraisers. The loose change challenge officially begins on June 1st, however you can register and start saving now!
“Although it is small amount of money but it really does make a BIG difference to our community because our villagers will gain a good knowledge and skills, resulting in them moving out of the poverty bracket.” – Thai San