The Kien Khleang Rehabilitation Clinic opened its doors in 1992 with funding from USAID’s Leahy War Victims Fund. Its goal was to meet the needs of a large population of disabled Khmer who were receiving virtually no assistance. From very simple beginnings, the Kien Khleang Physical Rehabilitation Center outside Phnom Penh has evolved into the most comprehensive physical rehabilitation program in Cambodia and a center of excellence. The Kien Khleang Center offers a complete range of rehabilitation services to the disabled men, women and children of Cambodia.
The all-Cambodian staff runs a network of assistance programs for the disabled. The center consists of a large workshop for the production of prostheses, orthoses and a treatment center which houses gait training for amputees, physical therapy for polio victims and others disabled by crippling diseases. There is also a dormitory, which houses and feeds all patients at no cost. Community Follow-Up teams see approximately 350 beneficiaries per quarter. VIC was the first organization in Cambodia to hire workers with disabilities – now 30% of the work force.