World Hope International works throughout Asia to combat human trafficking and extreme poverty though various programs that address economic development, education and agriculture.
World Hope International’s current work in Cambodia focuses on fighting gender-based violence and extreme poverty:
- Adelphe Sponsorship Program: Provides a sponsorship platform that connects women in the United States with vulnerable women in rural Cambodia for the purpose of fighting extreme poverty and sex trafficking and sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Through multi-year monetary commitments, Adelphé assists and empowers women in rural Cambodia and their villages through delivering access to health, agriculture, and education services.
- Gender-based Violence: World Hope International and the United Nations work together to fight violence against women in Cambodia with a special program.
- Human Trafficking Assessment Center: From 2005 to 2015, WHI responded to exceptionally high levels of sex trafficking and rape in Cambodia by opening the first and only Assessment Center for Survivors of Sexual Exploitation and Rape (AC) in Phnom Penh in June 2005. For a decade, WHl was at the forefront of the movement to eradicate human trafficking in Cambodia as the AC served as the first stop for victims on their path towards recovery providing immediate health needs and life-skills training. In 2015, WHI celebrated a major reduction in the level of child sex trafficking in Cambodia. During the 10 years the AC was operational, WHI had the privilege to support over 1,100 sexually trafficked and exploited girls, helping them begin their journey towards healing. The program was recognized by the U.S. Department of State as a best in-practice for this type of high trauma care.