KB Supports Surgery for Children with Heart Disease in Cambodia for 10 Years

Phnom Penh, 13th June 2024: KB Kookmin Bank (President & CEO Mr. Lee Jae Keun) announced on 12th June 2024 that it held a scholarship award ceremony for children with heart disease in Cambodia.

KB Kookmin Bank, the parent company of KB PRASAC Bank, has been supporting heart surgery for children with heart disease in Cambodia since 2014, starting from the opening of the Heart Centre at Hebron Medical Center in Cambodia. To date, more than 250 children have received heart surgeries and made their dreams and hopes come true. This year, the bank supports 25 children with heart disease.

The scholarship ceremony was attended by KB PRASAC Bank President & CEO, Mr. OUM Sam Oeun, KB PRASAC Bank Deputy CEO, Mr. Kim Hyeun Jong, Country Director of Hebron Medical Country (HMC), Mr. KIM Woo Jung, Hospital Director of HMC, Mr. BAE Kian, Hospital Operating Director of HMC, Mr. KIM Yong KI, to present scholarships to children with heart disease and encourage them to grow for their bright future.

Since 2012, KB has also been conducting a social contribution project by inviting Cambodian children with heart disease to Korea for free surgery. Until now, more than 100 children with heart disease have undergone surgery in Korea and returned home healthy.

“We are providing scholarships so that children with heart disease can get a new life through surgery and fulfil their dreams,” said a KB official. “We will continue to generously support children, who are the future leaders, so that they can grow up properly.”

In addition, the bank has also been supporting surgery and treatment for children suffering from facial deformities in Korea, providing them with new hope.

About KB Kookmin Bank

KB Kookmin Bank is a Korea’s leading bank with the largest customer base and branch network in the nation. The bank is also leading the digital finance era, providing differentiated financial products and services engineered by its innovative financial know-how.

KB Kookmin Bank is a member of the largest financial group in South Korea. The group was founded in 2008 for giving a better customer service, growth and value in a rapidly changing world. Learn more at www.kbfg.com

About KB PRASAC Bank Plc.

KB PRASAC Bank Plc. is a newly formed commercial bank aims to deliver comprehensive and innovative banking services in Cambodia, promoting financial inclusion, economic growth, and providing state-of-the-art digital banking solutions to meet market demands. Learn more at www.kbprasacbank.com.kh

About Hebron Medical Center (HMC)

Hebron Medical Center is a non-profit charity organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to underprivileged Cambodian citizens. The center provides more than 60,000 outpatient treatments and thousands of operations, including open-heart surgeries annually. You can access Hebron at #102, St.68K, Phum Prey Sala, Sangkat Kakab2, Khan Porsenchey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Learn more at www.hebronmc.org