Mercy Home 1
Mercy Home 1
Worship at APM
Worship at APM
Distributing rice
Distributing rice
Distributing school supplies
Distributing school supplies

The KSL Aid Project of Mercy

History
In 2002 we established the KSL Mercy Home Project as one of our initiatives to help poor Cambodian people. The project was set up by KSL's founder, Mrs Agnes Verner, in consultation with Ms Addheka SengBou, Executive Director of KSL, and Mrs Leaksmy Rebok, Dean of Studies. The project has grown and become the KSL Aid Project of Mercy (APM).

Mr Daniel Stivey donated US$4,500 in order to buy land for the Mercy Home Project in West Prek Ho Village, Prek Ho Commune, Takhmau District, Kandal Province. This was Mercy Home Number 1.

Ms Addheka SengBou donated US$30,000 in order to buy land for another Mercy Home Project in Sras Keo Village, Melum Commune, Baribo District, Kampong Chhnang Province. The donation was sufficient to buy both agricultural land and a site for fellowship activities. This was Mercy Home Number 2, which has been supporting the local community since 2007.

God has blessed and provided for our ministry to serve poor people through gifts from friends and missionaries.

The Aid Project of Mercy has expanded to reach people in Battambang, Takeo, Kampot and Kampong Speu provinces and Phnom Penh and Preah Sihanouk municipalities.

Sewing
The Aid Project of Mercy runs three- and six-month courses in sewing for widows and young women who live in the seven provinces served by APM. The courses provide them with a skill that will improve their prospects of finding employment and raising their standard of living. Each course is provided free of charge to the participants. Several hundreds of women who have completed the course have secured jobs in garment factories; others are using their skills independently to supplement their families' incomes.

International Co-operation
Youth teams from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and France, have joined with APM in seven provinces for fellowship and practical projects such as planting crops, rebuilding wooden houses, teaching English, training in technical skills and teaching computer classes. Please contact us if you are interested in organizing a similar visit for a group that you lead.

Future Plans
Our future plans include the holding of short English language courses and providing resources to improve the standard of education of children who live in the villages. We also look forward to the establishment of churches that will provide fellowship and Bible teaching for the people of West Prek Ho in Kandal province (Mercy Home 1) and Sras Keo village in Kampong Chhnang (Mercy Home 2).

We also plan to help farmers by providing land on which they can plant rice to support their families.

Please contact us if you would be interested in sponsoring a sewing trainee (US$50 per trainee), a child's education (US$50 per year) or a young person's university course (US$450 per year).

Other Initiatives

Our Prayer
It is our prayer that God will bless the poor of Cambodia.