Wing and Khmer Times join Cambodia’s Covid-19 vaccine fundraising effort

March 1, 2021

Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialised Bank is assisting the Royal Government of Cambodia by raising donations from the public to support the purchase of vital Covid-19 vaccines. Wing is also partnering with Khmer Times for the fundraising effort to broaden its effort in reaching the Kingdom.

Through the guidance of Royal Group Chairman Neak Oknha Kith Meng, the effort will ensure that every Cambodian is able to jointly support the Royal Government initiative.

The announcement was made after Neak Oknha Kith Meng and his wife Lok Chum Teav Mao Chamnan made a personal donation of $3 million to the Royal Government of Cambodia for the purchase of Covid-19 vaccines.

“Through the vision of Neak Oknha Kith Meng, Wing is willing to do our part to support the need of our community. Each contribution will have a life-changing effect in communities across Cambodia and show that we are willing to stand together during this difficult time,” said Manu Rajan, Wing CEO.

Everyone can contribute to the cause by making donations via Wing’s nearly 9000 Wing Agents or via the Wing Money App free of charge.

Wing users can make a contribution of any amount directly via their smartphones by selecting the “Bill Payment” option on the Wing Money App and then selecting “Donation/Charity” before tapping on the “Vaccine Covid-19 Fundraising to Samdech Techo”.

Wing has announced several measures to help those affected during the pandemic to compliment the Royal Government of Cambodia’s response to support those affected by the outbreak. The Royal Government previously announced six rounds of measures to manage the impact on key sectors of the economy including support to laid-off workers in the garment, textile, footwear, textile and tourism industries, as well as underprivileged people to help alleviate the strain on citizens.

Wing, as Cambodia’s leading mobile banking service provider, has been playing a pivotal role in delivering assistance to the people with its advanced network. The Bank launched various initiatives to assist those who have lost their sources of income in the past few months. These include fundraising to support tuk-tuk drivers and tour guides and the Angkor Hospital for Children, a Siem Reap-based non-profit hospital which provides treatment to young patients for free.

In March 2020, Wing made a donation of $5,000 to Cambodians living, working and studying in South Korea through the Cambodian Embassy to buy masks and sanitizers, to protect them from Covid-19.

In addition, Wing takes various measures to ensure Wing agents be able to operate so that every Cambodia can transfer funds to their families.

Khmer Times and its members have pledged up to $3,000 towards this effort. “I am so thankful to the management of Khmer Times and its members who join us to support the social initiative across Cambodia; together we help Cambodians to get through the pandemic,” said Manu.

Khmer Times COO, Kay Kimsong said “This vaccine is for humanity and we are proud to be associated with Wing to reach out to all our readers and clients to contribute towards this cause.

“Slowly but surely, enough funds can be raised to assist all Cambodians to gain access to the vaccine and help the country contain if not get rid, of this deadly virus.”