The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has given a grant of $20,000 to the Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF), its second grant in two years, to provide food for 1,076 people trying to survive in the landfill district of Seung Meanchey, one of the most toxic garbage dumps in Southeast Asia. The children living here typically spend their days scavenging for food and recyclables, regularly suffering injury and disease as well as malnutrition. The estimated child mortality rate is 20%.
The TPRF grant will provide food year-round for four residential educational facilities, the Community Child Care Center for preschool children, and the Community Cafe. Scott Neeson, Founder and Executive Director of CCF, expressed, "The Cambodian Children's Fund serves one of the most impoverished and deprived populations in the world. The Prem Rawat Foundation grant provides our community with an assurance that their basic food requirements will continue to be met. With so many ambitious plans to save the world, the beauty of Prem Rawat's work is in its simplicity: feed the impoverished."