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World Vision

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:56 pm
by pedros
My local branch of the god bothering NGO has shut down. It's a big office building on Rd 4, signs removed, gates locked and apparently emptied.

Is this a thing? They were a big player in town.

Re: World Vision

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:17 pm
by ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ
pedros wrote:My local branch of the god bothering NGO has shut down. It's a big office building on Rd 4, signs removed, gates locked and apparently emptied.

Is this a thing? They were a big player in town.
World Vision or Vision Fund? Or Both?

Re: World Vision

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:23 pm
by pedros
Sorry, Vision Fund.

Re: World Vision

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:54 pm
by Rhani the Elephant
As far as I know Vision Fund ain't no God botherers Pedros. Used to get confused meself between them and World Vision.

Re: World Vision

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:10 am
by Lucky Lucan
Cambodia has had a lot of growth and is slowly moving up in GDP. There's a cut-off point where a country will be perceived as a middle-income country and many agencies will pull out because it's not mandated as a pressing issue anymore. This of course may be disadvantageous to those most in need who are benefiting from existing programs that are cut off. It's inevitable that a country will be expected to stand on its own eventually, after all the strife has faded into distant memory. However the violence, abuse and poverty still exist, and because there have been so many foreign-funded organizations keen to deal with these issues the government have been very slack in picking up the pieces. I imagine that foreign organizations will exist in Cambodia for a long time to come, at least the respectable ones. The bullshit ones should be sorted out though.

Re: World Vision

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:36 am
by henryhungfunny
A quick search says they are the same people.

Re: World Vision

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:48 am
by ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ
henryhungfunny wrote:A quick search says they are the same people.
They are separate organisations. One was born out of the other but run completely separately. One is an NGO and the other a for-profit micro finance company.

Re: World Vision

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:04 am
by epidemiks
A Korean bank bought Vision Fund last year. https://m.phnompenhpost.com/business/so ... visionfund

Re: World Vision

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:53 am
by pedros
epidemiks wrote:A Korean bank bought Vision Fund last year. https://m.phnompenhpost.com/business/so ... visionfund
That would make sense as there is a big, brand new Woori building about to open a few hundred metres down the road.

Re: World Vision

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:11 am
by Spigzy
Yes, Wooribank has taken over VisionFund - few changes at the top, but otherwise BAU.

I got a sneak at Wooribank's emergency room at their HQ in Seoul a few years back whilst meeting the big cheese of all things Woori; it was something out of a James Bond movie, giving a presentation about Wing back then seemed a bit chalk & cheese with pics of agents out in the ass end of nowhere. I expected them to tell me they didn't expect me to talk, they expected Wing to die & then the floor would open up to reveal some most evil plan on global domination! :D

Re: World Vision

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:42 pm
by AnassRamaIV
my dads were opthamologists for generations.

now it seems an free app can do it better...

NGOs r al thieving scum - used to work for one