The big family of the Viva la Vida Cultural Center
From day one we have studied in detail the living conditions of all the families in the village and in recent years with the Little Oasis project we have improved the lives of many children.
We built a new home for those who lived in inhumane conditions and we were always ready in the face of emergencies, mainly health.
From July 2019 we have opened a canteen for the most needy and from August 2020 a family home to host vulnerable teenage boys and girls and to have a place that is always ready to welcome children who need it for short or long periods.
In June 2019 in Phum Thmey there were 4 little brothers who wandered around the village every day, alone, dirty, undernourished and without a minimum of education. The parents left them and went away leaving them in the custody of their elderly grandparents and this situation pushed us to get closer and closer to our project.
Asal, Asol, Alin and Along started eating in our kitchen and receiving everything they needed every day and over time our kitchen turned into a real canteen for the most needy.
After them, another 25 children have used the canteen of the Viva la Vida Cultural Center and in addition to receiving meals, they are advised on all kinds of problems and follow an educational program.
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For two years this house has hosted more than 150 volunteers who have helped us manage and finance the activities, take care of the center, the projects and Srey Nit, a girl who has lived with us since 2018 because of a complicated family situation.
With the arrival of the pandemic, the house remained empty and following an emergency, in September 2020 it was transformed into a family home where Srey Nit lives together with the other boys and girls of the villa, receiving everything they need, but above all a push towards a better future.
Read the story of the foster home:
Constructions and renovations
We have always tried in every way to take care of Phum Thmey and make them live in a dignified way. After a careful study of all the individual situations over the years we have made many interventions in the village to improve the living conditions of our children and their families.
Since 2018 we have built and renovated houses and bathrooms, improving the sanitation situation in Phum Thmey and concretely improving the living conditions of many children.
Read all the work done: little oasis
Emergencies in a village like Phum Thmey are unfortunately always around the corner.
We have helped families in financial difficulty by offering job opportunities, in some cases we have had to solve problems with the police and institutions, we have delivered basic necessities and above all provided health care. From the purchase of medicines to all kinds of health problems, we have always been ready: eye and dental prbolemes, hospitalizations and urgent interventions
Thanks to the funds that we manage to set aside mainly with the solidarity shop, luckily we always manage to help the people of the village whenever there is no need.
How to contribute to the project
You can help us in different ways:
- Buy our calendars or other items from the solidarity shop.
- You can adopt the center by paying a donation every month that will allow us to manage ongoing projects and keep the project going (find out more)
- You can allocate your 5x1000 to Viva la Vida Onlus C.F. 94030460789
- Organize events in your city, such as dinners, aperitifs, concerts, item sales, sweepstakes or anything to raise funds. Contact us if you are interested!
- Come directly to Cambodia to volunteer! In this way you will see with your own eyes what we do and you will be able to contribute in a practical way to our projects.
- Spread the word! Share the project with your friends via facebook or participate in crowdfunding events that we periodically open in response to the needs of children.