HELP – New Land to Keep CDO Going

Dear Friend,

We hereby would like to make a plea to all our friends to help us keep CDO going. CDO is about to lose the land it currently occupies and is in urgent need to raise funds to buy a land. For donation details, please see below.

CDO is currently in a crossroad. With booming real estate market in Siem Reap the owner of the land CDO is on has placed the land for sale for 850,000 USD. Potential buyers have emerged over the past weeks and given unwillingness to set a price we could dream of affording, we have been forced to look for a new land.

Being the second time this type of situation occurs over the past two years and due to the disrespect of the contract by the land owner, we seek to buy a land to CDO rebuild itself one final time with sound structures and solid foundations not fearing an unpredictable eviction.

After much search in Siem Reap to find a suitable land near schooling facilities, close to main road accesses and meeting all government requirements, we were able to find a land that, despite having an poor-maintained access dirt road that may pose challenges for smaller children, it is big enough to shelter all children with good living conditions at a cost of 92,000 USD. In order to keep the institution accessible to all children we would further need 8,000 USD to pave the dirt road. All information on the land can be found on the following pdf file “New Land for CDO“.

CDO is running out of time. When the land is sold we will have only 3 months to leave the land. Right now, there is no other place to go, no place to shelter the children in Siem Reap and no place to continue the 4-year work we have been developing together.
Please help us raise funds towards the purchase of this land and spread the word to all those who may feel passionate about CDO to contribute. Help us continue to create the future opportunities for all our children!
Thank you for your support and generosity.

Warmest regards,



There are 4 very simple and quick ways to help:

1 –, click on “send money” and write –

2 – Indiegogo Campaign –

3 – Bank Transfer

Beneficiary Customer: ASSOCIAÇÃO ORIENTING
Account Number: 0046 0032 00600207859 37
IBAN: PT50 0046 0032 0060 0207 8593 7


Beneficiary Customer: Children & Development Organization
Account Number: 0100-20-940585-1-5

Bank Name: Acleda Bank PLC.
Address: #61, Preah Monivong Blvd., Sangkat Srah Chork, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone: (855) 23 994 444 / 15 999 233

4 – MoneyGram / Western Union
Receiver Information:
Man Savorn
Watsvay Village, Salakamroeuk
Siem Reap, 85563 Cambodia
Phone: 012622548

*Please note that Orienting is our Portuguese partner overseas. Due to the fact that CDO does not have a PayPal account and some difficulties in sending money to Cambodia, we are also using Orienting account.


19 thoughts on “HELP – New Land to Keep CDO Going

  1. i spent an afternoon here and the children were so lovely and wanted to know so much about you. i will defo be trying to come back next year to help out!

  2. Hi we have been in contact with rain proun and were hoping to visit cdo today but we cannot find the address. Could you please provide with directions and location of cdo so that we can visit soon.
    Andrew and jackie

  3. Hello to Mom, Chris (If he is still there), all the kids & helpers

    We had a wonderful time with you when we visited in early May. You have all touched my heart. I hope all the kids are well & happy. We will keep in touch – I am going to look for some transformer cards for the boys today. Will be in touch again soon

    Tracie Toohey

  4. Hi Mom thankyou for the beautiful time you gave me Nairana Vayva Jzirah Maria and Erika you have really touched our hearts we are busy fun raising and Nairana and girls hope to be back in August

  5. Hi there!
    My names Emma, I visited you guys there at CDO last year just for the day and loved my experience! I’m looking to volunteer for a few weeks maybe a month or two not to sure yet for next year, and was wondering how I would go about it !? Is there any fees involved ? Would I stay at the centre or get my own accommodation and all that stuff ?
    I absolutely love children especially ones that are less fortunate and would love to help them learn and enjoy the life they deserve !
    Emma 🙂

  6. I am currently in Cambodia, me and two fellow travellers would love to come to the orphanage to visit and bring some useful gifts for the children, do we need to arrange this or do we just turn up at the school? Also what do the children need, what is helpful? Please write back to me via my email address ASAP. Yours sincerely
    Rhiannon and friends

    1. Hello Zoe,

      I am sorry for the late reply! If you ever come back to Siem Reap please visit us, we would appreciate your help! The door is always opened.

      Best regards,

  7. Hi, I am to Siam Reap this Saturday, can I visit your center ? Who should I contact ? Any things needed.

    God Bless

    1. Hello Jacqueline,
      Thank you for your e-mail.
      Yes, you can come to visit us this saturday! The door will be opened, so you come in whenever you are available.
      Best Regards,

  8. Hi,

    I have sent an email regarding visiting in September but haven’t yet received a response so just wondered if someone could contact me. My daughter and I would like to come and help late September.

    Kind regards

    1. Dear Phillippa, sorry for the late answer! I will reply your email as soon as possible. Thank you very much for your and your daughter’s interest in CDO.

      Kind regards.

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