Cambodian Children's House of Peace is a local non-governmental organization which provides food, clothing, education, health care, recreation, arts, moral development and all the other things children need to grow and develop into proper citizens. They began in November, 2008 as a residential home for children after our co-founder decided to team up with local Khmer partners to provide for poor countryside children whose families were unable to provide adequate care or education. Cambodia is still recovering from the devastation of the Khmer Rouge era, which ran from 1975-79, but then continued as a civil war until 1993. Virtually every family lost members to starvation, illness, and torture and execution during this reign of terror.