- 40% of all children under the age of 5 are chronically malnourished and another 28% are underweight
-Yet aother 11% of children are acutely malnourished (wasted)
- Due to its vunerability to natural disasters, Cambodia's crop-yielding capabilities are quickly dwindling, which only perpetuates the extreme food insecurity and hunger epidemic
HALF UNITED in Cambodia
In Cambodia, the malnutrition rates are staggering. Nearly 40% of children in Cambodia are chronically malnourished- the highest in all of Southeast Asia. In an effort to help improve the lives of children in this part of the world, HALF UNITED has teamed up with the EAI orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. EAI focuses on empowering children emotionally, physically, and spiritually. In addition to education, EAI places special attention on helping widows and orphans lead healthy and financially independent lives. One special project we are working on with EAI is the creation of the HALF UNITED "Cambodian Bracelets". These bracelets are inspired by the brightly-colored woven bracelets that are handmade by the children who live at the orphanage, as part of a fun craft activity. Each time you purchase a HALF UNITED Friendship Bracelet, you will be reminded of the good you are doing to help feed these children.