Astrodienst Fundraising Campaign
for the Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals in Cambodia
For many years, Astrodienst has supported Dr. Beat Richner's Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals and the Aids maternity ward in Cambodia. Every year we donate a considerable sum for this extraordinary and important project which goes to help the mothers and children, the weakest and most defenceless of Cambodian society.
This year we would like to invite you too to make a donation. We will double every donation you kindly give from our own resources and the money will be forwarded in full to the "Foundation Children's Hospitals Kantha Bopha" by the end of the year. Please also read the details below.
How you can make a donation
You can donate the sum of Euro/CHF/US$ 5, 10, 20 or 50. When ordering an item you can find the link "I want to donate" in the shopping cart. Click and choose the amount of money you want to give. You can also donate without ordering any item from our shop. Just click on the shopping cart icon in the navigation above and click then the link for donations.
Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals
The five hospitals and the Aids maternity ward in Cambodia are run with a budget of 29 million Swiss francs. Medical care is free for all. More than 2000 people are employed by the hospitals. The only foreigners are Beat Richner and a Frenchman who runs the laboratory. The rest are Cambodian doctors and nurses who were educated locally.
In 2011 120 000 children were admitted to the hospitals and 16 500 children were delivered in the maternity ward. About 800 000 children received ambulatory treatment and about 15 000 operations were carried out. About 3000 families daily receive instructions on health care.
The 29 million Swiss francs (CHF) are raised as follows: the Cambodian government pays CHF 1.8 million, the Swiss government CHF 4 million. The rest is raised through private donations.