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Mother's Heart Board of Directors Announce Restructuring for a Strong, Sustainable Future

The Board of Mother’s Heart Organization Cambodia would like to share the following announcement with our friends, donors, supporters and other stakeholders:

In the coming weeks, Mother’s Heart will be restructured to increase efficiency and ensure that costs are aligned with our funding reality. We will be getting back to basics for a strong, sustainable future. At the heart of our decision is the desire to continue serving our precious and vulnerable beneficiaries as we remain the only crisis pregnancy service in Cambodia. Our vision and mission remain the same. Our valued team members in Cambodia know about these changes and support the process.

What will this mean?

From April 2022, Mother’s Heart’s operation center will move from Phnom Penh (PP) to Battambang (BTB), where we’ve already had an excellent operational presence for a number of years. Our existing team in BTB will remain the same, as will our services to beneficiaries there.

Our current operation center in PP will reduce its function to become the base for a detached social work outreach and child care service team for areas outside the reach of the BTB team. We will continue to offer key essential services to all our beneficiaries and their children as they face crisis pregnancies, and for life beyond. Mother’s Heart will operate as one organization working in two locations, to improve operational and financial efficiency.

Why the Change?

Covid-19 has been cruel at many levels worldwide, and Mother’s Heart funding has suffered as a result of the many new demands and pressures placed on donor finances, as well as the restrictions preventing teams from visiting Cambodia to see the critical work we do. In addition, the NGO world is constantly evolving to embrace new strategies, as it should. The Board recognizes that we need to embrace these changes and plan for an efficient and sustainable future, with our clients at the heart of every decision we make.

Why Battambang?

Battambang is Cambodia’s second largest city and a hub for a growing number of NGOs. From a financial perspective, BTB is more cost effective than PP and there is more donor funding available for programs in the provinces. Mother’s Heart already has a strong team and an excellent and efficient operation model there, as well as strong partnerships with relevant Government departments and partner NGOs.

What will this mean for our beneficiaries?

Our beneficiaries remain at the heart of every decision we make now, and in the future. We will continue to provide key essential services to pregnant women and their babies. For other services, we will refer clients to trusted partners and maximize the positive impact of our shared expertise.

What will this mean for our staff?

Not all our cherished team members will be able to continue working with Mother’s Heart, and this has caused us all considerable sadness. Even in this situation, our team all understand the need for these changes and remain committed to the vision of Mother’s Heart, expressing their excitement that there is a way forward to maintain and preserve their legacy. The Board is doing all that we can to assist the team with this transition.

Thank you for all your support and encouragement. We look forward to continuing our partnership with you in the future.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Katrina Gliddon, Founder of Mother’s Heart, or Chhom Sarith, Battambang Program Manager.

Contacts: Mrs. Katrina Gliddon, Founder Mother's Heart Organization - Cambodia

Mr. Chhom Sarith

Battambang Program Manager Email: Tel. No. (855) 095 497 878

For general inquiries, email


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