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To strengthen the quality of life of disadvantaged rural people and at risk and poor children: to achieve improved status in society and cultivate hope for the future by assisting them to develop into a strong, self-reliant, independent communities. This will be done by improving protection, food security, health, skills, livelihoods and the spiritual lives of targeted children, youths and adults in order to improve their quality of life.

CHO has identified the top four needs in the community of Poipet as being:
1. income generation
2. school education
3. knowledge about HIV/AIDS, primary health care and social issues
4. child trafficking and labor prevention.

The following projects address these needs and hence will be a priority in CHO’s development plan.

1. Income generation opportunities
• Agriculture
• Micro-enterprise
• Vocational training

2. School education
• Formal education
• Non-formal education

3. Knowledge about HIV/AIDS, primary health and social issues
• HIV/AIDS/ healthcare/ social issues (child labour, trafficking, domestic violence)

4. Trafficking/Child Labor
• Safe haven centre

Church planting and spreading the gospel in communities will continue to be a priority and
will be integrated across all projects.


Strategic Plan

Introduction by CHO Director

Welcome to Cambodian Hope Organization’s strategy plan. The motivation for this plan occurred as I watched CHO grow from a project run by two staff in 2002 to a thriving organization of 57 employees in 2008.
The Lord has blessed us in so many ways as we continue to facilitate and observe many positive changes in the community around us. However, I realized that there was a need to have a clear map for our future. The strategic planning process has allowed us to focus on the greatest needs in our community and the programs which best address these. It has allowed us to review all our current projects and align their future with our vision of creating strong, hope-filled, independent communities wherever we work.

The planning process has allowed us to work together in collaboration with our stakeholders, to create a cohesive, holistic strategy for our future development. As CHO continues to grow, we have acknowledged the importance of strengthening the organization internally as it expands in the community.

Thank you to all stakeholders, including our donors, team leaders, staff, Dr Ben Sinclair, Katherine Sinclair and Lainie Grummitt for your valued input and hard work.

I am proud to present our six year strategic plan as a clear set of goals for all of us at CHO to work towards. With God’s blessing, I look forward to seeing our vision become a reality.

Chomno In


Overall Objective

CHO’s overall objective is to encourage it's current target groups to become self-sufficient communities capable of initiating and implementing their own plans for development.

Indicators of success will be that activities beginning as CHO projects are sustained by community members, so that CHO intervention is no longer required and communities take the initiative to attend training and access resources from the CHO community centre.

In the first diagram representing the situation now, CHO is central to the development of villages within its target areas. However in the future, village development groups will be strengthened, so that CHO can have more of an advisory role and act as a resource centre for the development activities instigated by the villagers. This will allow CHO to concentrate on new target areas where the same process will be repeated- creating more strong, self-reliant communities.


Target Groups

CHO works with communities in and around Poipet on Cambodia’s northwest border with Thailand. CHO’s activities aim to help:

• Families who are HIV/AIDS positive
• Children from landless families
• Children from families where one or more parents has a disability
• Children and women at risk of rape, exploitation or trafficking
• Children from families with drug abuse, alcoholism or incarceration
• Children amongst the poorest of the poor: those from families with more than 3 children
• Single mothers and their children