Project information

Emergency hospital Bill payment

The aim of this project is to raise $2000 to pay the hospital bill of a man living in poverty in Cambodia.He is now being held against his will by the hospital pending payment.This is a human rights abuse by both the hospital and the company the man works for who promised to pay the bill and reneged

January 2014 - March 2014

Charity information: Shining Light

Shining Light
  • Need


    A Cambodian citizen required an operation and the company he works for promised to pay the bill and advised him to go ahead. However, once he had the operation the company has refused to pay the bill, and the hospital are keeping the man against his will until payment is made.This man is too poor to pay and always will be too poor.
    Study the information the following link in Phnom Penh post, friday 17th January 2014.


    We will go and pay the bill once we have recieved sufficient donations.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To pay the hospital bill so that the man can go back home to his wife.


    » So far We are appealing for donations here and on facebook.

    Photos will appear on Facebook and I will contact the Phnom Penh Post newspaper and an announcement will appear there too.

  • Impact


    We primarily aim to set an innocent man free from being held captive. But we also would like to use the opportunity to make a statement protesting the illegal imprisonment of hospital patients who live in poverty and are unable to pay bills.This must be considered illegal and we would aim to try to highlight this case in order to educate the government and hospitals, and to prevent this from happening again.


    no risk


    By email and on facebook, and most likely in the Phnom Penh Post as well.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,300

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,300 hospital bill the bill is 2000 dollars and then man cannot pay
  • Background


    Polyclinic Hong En, Phnom Penh Cambodia.


    Initially one man and his family, but as this is a human rights issue, we aim to highlight this and to try and take it further with the cambodian government to make sure it doesnt happen again

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a representative onhand in Phnom Penh who is a Cambodian citizen. Our charity itself is based in the UK but we work with the poor every week of the year.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Steve Ogles Founder Of Shining Light.

    I am the founder , the chairman and the main co-ordinator of projects.