We are currently fundraising for a vehicle and we’ve been asked by many, “why are cars so expensive there?”. Unfortunately, Cars in Cambodia cost about double the value of the car. We were shocked when we found out. Cambodia does not manufacture any cars or car parts, therefore all vehicles are imported and subject to over 100% in taxes.
The kids enjoy taking tuk-tuks right now in the big city of Phnom Penh. But in the long-run, we will need a 4-wheel drive vehicle that can endure the trips throughout the countryside and tough terrain. We are aiming to raise $20,000 USD (approx. $26,000 Canadian) to purchase a used SUV or truck that is around 10-13 years old. This vehicle will be for both ministry and personal use but will belong to the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
Please pray that we will be able to raise enough funds to purchase a vehicle before we move to Siem Reap in the summer of 2019. If you would like to donate towards our car fund, please see details on the How to Donate page.