Wing agents come together to support Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation
Agents of Wing Bank established a Community Fund to support social causes amid the pandemic and choose to support the Kantha Bopha Hospitals.
Phnom Penh, September 17, 2021 – Wing Cash Xpress agents nationwide voluntarily raised approximately $45,000 in support of the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation.
The hospitals have provided free medical care to the majority of financially vulnerable Cambodian children for nearly 30 years.
The Wing Cash Xpress Community Fund was formed in August 2021 to raise funds to locally support social causes.
Financial supports for Kantha Bopha Hospitals’ operation is critical, especially during the pandemic. With this reason, Wing Bank established the Wing Cash Xpress Community Fund and cooperated with the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation to ensure the sustainability of the Kantha Bopha Hospitals in providing free and quality healthcare services to children in Cambodia without discrimination. By September 17, 2021, the fund has reached $45,000.
“We are extremely proud of our agents for their kind hearts, noble acts and dedication to helping needy children through the community fund. We have nearly 10,000 agents in every district in Cambodia which enable us to mobilize the community to rally around the cause. Our agents not only work to provide financial services for the daily needs of Cambodians, but they also contribute their personal resources to help vulnerable people in their communities,” said Chheangsreng Srun, Wing Bank’s Chief Consumer Business Officer also in charge of Sales & Distribution.
Mrs. Pheng Saret, 61, a Wing Cash Xpress agent in Preah Sihanouk province contributed $100 to the cause saying that “I can still remember when my grandchild was seriously ill and it was difficult to find a reliable hospital to provide treatment. Kantha Bopha provided us hope and a new life. Through the Wing Cash Xpress Community Fund, I was able to express my gratitude to the hospital.”
H.E. Ros Seilava, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and Executive Director the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation, expressed his appreciation to agents who supported the children’s hospitals during this challenging period.
“During this difficult time, the Foundation needs public support so that Kantha Bopha Hospitals’ operations can run adequately and with compassion. The agents’ donations will help children in need. I am deeply thankful for their contributions and for helping promote charity campaigns in support of the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation,” he said.
The Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap have provided high-quality treatment to infants and children for free since its founding in 1992 by the late Dr. Beat Richner. The hospital spent almost $40 million on its operations last year.
Over 639,260 children checked into Kantha Bopha Children’s hospital and received consultation at the hospital’s various outpatient wards. A total of 133,026 seriously ill patients were hospitalized and treated free of charge in 2020.
Wing Cash Xpress agents have been critical in driving financial inclusion and facilitating cash flow by providing convenient access, particularly to women.
Wing users can also join the cause and contribute by sending money to Wing account number 5559 to donate in riels or to 5558 to donate in dollars. They may also visit any Wing Cash Xpress agent across the Kingdom to transfer funds. Wing Bank ensures that 100 percent of the proceeds reach the hospital and waive all service fees for donations.