Sponsor-a-Family is a temporary relief scheme to help families tide through challenging times. It provides cash assistance to eligible families to meet their basic needs. The duration of each sponsorship term is between 3 months to a maximum of 6 months. The sponsorship term may be renewed if the family requires extended help. Cash assistance is capped at 1/3 of the household's monthly necessary expenditure or USD 100 (app. SGD 140), whichever is lower, for a maximum support period of 3 years per family. The amount of support will depend on the family circumstances, assessed by a Cambodian social worker and the ‘Sponsor-a-Family’ Committee.
Who Can Benefit From ‘Sponsor-a-Family’?
Families who are going through unfortunate circumstances such as and not limited to:
- Accidents or injuries
- Illness or death
- Unemployment or loss of income
- Little or no family support to meet growing needs of school-going children
In many impoverished communities in Cambodia, young children have to give up their studies to support their families financially. We want to adopt a holistic approach to keep these children in school. By creating an ecosystem for parents to thrive, we want to see children completing their education and breaking free from the vicious cycle of poverty.