Project information

Rehabilitation for 2,000 disabled people

To provide artificial limbs, leg braces, wheelchairs and mobility aids for 2,000 landmine survivors and other disabled people. Mobility is the first step towards self-sufficiency: without it, most disabled people in Cambodia remain trapped in the cycle of poverty.

April 2010 - March 2011

Charity information: Cambodia Trust

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  • Need


    Cambodia has one of the largest disabled populations in the world, including around 43,000 landmine survivors and 50,000 people affected by polio. Discriminated against at every level of society, disabled people are amongst the poorest of the poor. Most disabled children cannot attend school; most adults cannot find work. They are trapped in the cycle of poverty.


    This project will provide artificial limbs, orthopaedic braces, wheelchairs, physiotherapy and mobility aids for over 2,000 people, helping them out of poverty and into education, training and employment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide physical rehabilitation for over 2,000 disadvantaged disabled people.


    » Prescribe, make and fit 460 artificial limbs and leg braces.
    » Distribute 120 wheelchairs.
    » Provide 4,000 mobility aids (crutches, walking frames, adapted footwear).
    » Provide 2,900 physiotherapy treatment sessions.

    What success will look like

    Success will be providing 2,000 people with the physical rehabilitation services they need to restore their mobility and independence.

  • Impact


    The project will assist 2,000 disabled people to regain their mobility and independence. We will monitor the numbers of people supported through this project through client statistics. Feedback is collected from beneficiaries and can be used to track their progress into education and employment.


    There is a risk that the global economic situation results in a reduction in funding which means that we will have to cut our services. The Cambodia Trust has 20 years' experience in fundraising and we are developing links with new donors to ensure we can continue our work.


    Funders will receive 6-monthly reports showing beneficiary statistics and case studies of people receiving support through the project.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £168,970

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,470 Capital expenses Workshop equipment
      £6,680 Travel Outreach vehicle running costs
      £10,920 Overheads Local operating overheads
      £21,500 Client costs Mobility aids, client travel, accommodation
      £31,900 Production costs Costs of making limbs and braces
      £3,000 Prof. services Audit, programme evaluation
      £92,000 Staff Expatriate and local staff
      £1,500 Cap. building Capacity building; staff training

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Corporate foundation £33,333 Guaranteed
    Nippon Foundation £2,075 Guaranteed
    Australian Government £35,554 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The project is based at our rehabilitation centres in Kompong Chhnang and Sihanoukville, Cambodia. These centres serve the surrounding, rural areas, where the majority of people are subsistence farmers. There are very few opportunities for disabled people in these areas and problems include lack of health care, lack of transport, schools which are inaccessible to disabled children, and discrimination against disabled adults.


    More than 2,000 people with disabilities will benefit directly. A further 4,000 people - the spouses, parents and children of the direct beneficiaries - will benefit indirectly from the improved independence of their family members.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our projects in Cambodia are ISO 9001:2008 certified. This is a Quality Management Standard which focuses our staff and processes on continuous improvement and "client" satisfaction. The Cambodia Trust is one of the first NGOs in the world, and the first in Cambodia, to achieve this standard, which is usually used in the business world. In addition we have over 20 years' experience of delivering these projects.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Michael Scott

    Country Director. Michael has 25 years' experience of managing rehabilitation services in developing countries.