Suffering exponentially in the 20th century, Cambodia has seen more than it’s share of turmoil, despair and devastation. Three decades of war have taken a severe toll on the Cambodians, resulting in some 40,000 amputees – one of the highest rates in the world. With the rising number of victims, families are experiencing a considerable burden when trying to earn income and educate their children. When a member of a poor family in Cambodia loses a limb, it can drastically effect the entire households well-being.
Exceed Worldwide is recognized as a leader in the P&O field, its core work being the development and provision of prosthetic and orthotic services to disabled people in South East Asia and the training of local specialists to deliver these services.
Working in countries affected by conflict, disaster and poverty, Exceed offers rehabilitation services to disabled people where these are non-existent or inadequate. The organization works with local partners to build services from scratch, and train local staff as needed – aiming to hand over all of its projects to local management / government once there is enough local capacity.