Clearing Cambodia this Giving Tuesday

Find out what Giving Tuesday is all about and how you can make a difference.

It’s almost Giving Tuesday - this year it falls on November 27th. One day of the year dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back. This year, we ask that you use Giving Tuesday to support APOPO in our big push to clear Cambodia of as many landmines as possible.

The #GivingTuesday movement started in the US in 2012 as a very simple idea: to add a day to the calendar directly after the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday that focused on giving, not getting. This idea has now spread far and wide.

Leftover landmines and explosives threaten more than a third of the world’s countries, including Cambodia, which has the highest number of amputees per capita in the world. These weapons remain active long after hostilities have ended, causing terror, killing indiscriminately and hampering the development of vulnerable communities.

Luckily Charya ran straight to her father who called APOPO. It turned out it was a mortar bomb and was safely removed before checking the rest of their land for more hidden threats. Since 2003, APOPO has been providing families like Charya’s with hope and safety.

Preah Vihear province in the northwest of Cambodia lies along the border with Thailand, stands as one of the most mine-affected regions in the country. APOPO has recently begun work clearing land in the province for agricultural use and resettlement but also to clear access to the Preah Vihear Temple - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

APOPO has raised $75,000 in matching funds, this means 100% of your donations will be matched by our generous private donors until midnight on #GivingTuesday. Your gift will make twice the impact, so please make it count!


Donating to APOPO’s Cambodia program will make a tremendous impact. Just $10 can clear 30 square meters (322 square feet) of minefield in Cambodia, creating a safer place for people to live. Every little bit helps, whether you donate $5 or $500.

Adopt a HeroRAT

Adopt a life-saving HeroRAT for as little as $7/month. Choose a HeroRAT in Cambodia, Angola or Tanzania and receive a Welcome Pack, Adoption Certificate and monthly impact updates on your adoption rat.


Get a friend a HeroRAT t-shirt or hoodie this Giving Tuesday. Visit APOPO's online shop and choose from APOPO branded apparel, baseball caps, a plush soft toy rat and more.

Facebook Fundraiser

We would love it if you shared our fundraiser on your Facebook page (or created your own) to show your friends and family what you believe in. You can inspire them and together we can make double the impact on Giving Tuesday.

Share our video on social media

If you could share our Giving Tuesday video on social media and let people know about our goal of raising $75,000 on November 27th - we'd really appreciate it!

Top photo credit: Roun Ry