Sponsor an Elephant!

Help us, help them. 

As a registered Cambodian NGO and non-profit organization, donor funds are what keep everything running here. We could not accomplish the work we do without the generous efforts of our supporters and visitors. We are committed to providing a better life for these amazing elephants.

Join our mission and sponsor your favorite elephant! You can choose to sponsor monthly or annually for as long as you want! When you become an Ele Sponsor you will receive a beautiful sponsorship certificate by email, periodic updates by email, and your name added to our donor wall of fame!

Sponsorship is a great way to stay involved before and after your visit and make great gifts for loved ones!

Sponsor an elephant by visiting our elephants page and choosing your favourite elephant 🙂  


Donate Today – Get the chance to Travel Tomorrow!

In this season of giving, please consider buying Sambo a birthday donation present, or one of our other elephants a christmas donation present as well. In exchange you will go into the draw to win a fantastic prize and when the borders open and travel resumes you can come and spend time with the marvelous Sambo herself! 

Every donation goes into the draw. 

You can also donate on behalf of a loved one or as a present for someone this festive season, and give them the chance to win this fabulous prize.

Get your donations in now and the winner will be drawn on Christmas day!

Thanks to our awesome donors and supporters, we have made it through the first couple of months of this global crisis. We are now looking to the next six months and thinking seriously about what we can do and how we can survive. A struggling economy means there is again mounting pressure on our forests, communities and local elephant owners, meaning our help is needed more than ever. We must push forward and to do so we still need your help!

How can you help from home?

If you are already reading this, then you are heading in the right direction, and by providing financial support to not only the elephants that have retired at the EVP, but for the community whose land, livelihoods and support systems depend on them also, this is an immense help.

It is costing us roughly $18,000 USD per month to keep the sanctuary running, the elephants fed, mahouts paid and to support the community through this crisis. We have been offered $4000-5000 USD per month critical relief funds from the amazing World Animal Protection from April-Sept, and we receive around $1000 per month from individual elephant sponsors (you guys all rock!) – but we still need to find the rest.

With your contribution, together we can continue to provide the highest quality of care for all the elephants at the EVP in ensuring that these turbulent times do not affect their day to day routine. We can also try to honor our long-standing commitment to the community, through our health care access program and livelihoods, but only if we secure enough funding to continue these programs.

We are currently one month behind in most payments and looking at the next 6 months with trepidation.

Every single penny counts. So donate, send the link to your loved ones, friends and family and together let’s make a difference!

You can also choose to donate to our EVP General Fundraiser. Funds will be used to pay for core costs such as mahouts wages, elephant food and forestry protection here at our elephant sanctuary.

You can donate through our Virgin Money Giving site on the link above.

Or if you have PAYPAL – you can send any donation amount you choose to our account –

Sanctuary Wishlist

Running a project in the remote east of Cambodia sometimes limits the access to certain resources. There are also some things that are far outside our reach from general funds raised through the EVP.

Therefore we have created a wish list. Some things are small and you may be able to pack them in your suitcase if coming from overseas, (which would be an immense help). Others are a dream, but if you have the means and would like to fundraise and sponsor one of the bigger items that would make a big difference to the project and thus the elephants! Please contact eliecambodia.manager@gmail.com 

Elephant Medicines

There are many medicine supplies and small additions that can help our elephants and also human medical kits onsite. Items that would really help us along the way are :

  • We need iodine and lots of it. Purchasing a 1 litre bottle of Iodine in Phnom Penh and donating it to us to help to treat elephant wounds and give foot baths would be an enormous help. (Annually we use about 1500 litres)
  • Vet Cream – 3 Action – Antibiotic, Anti-Inflammatory & Anesthetic – for example these medications – NeoSooth or  NeoCort – you may need to ask your vet to prescribe as a take away medicine for donation overseas.
  • Boxes of surgical gloves
  • First Aid Supplies (Packets of Plasters, Bandages, Gauze Pads, etc.)
  • Antibiotic cream, antiseptic cream, mosquito repellent, de-worming medication for cats and dogs.
  • Packets of 500 mg Paracetamol and Ibuprofen (we can buy this here but International brands are better quality.)

For the EVP Site

  • Hats, work clothing, rain jackets, work boots, gum boots, etc. (You can use while you are here and leave behind)
  • Thick work gloves
  • Electric torches (preferably rechargeable)
  • Tools of all shapes, kinds, and sizes

Elephant Medical Treatment & Training Areas

We would like to build 2 more elephant medical treatment  and positive reinforcement training areas withing the forest areas. We have one close to base camp and would like 2 more in the bottom of the valley. This would make giving treatment to the elephants much easier and safer, especially the old guys and gals that might not like getting injections very much.

  • Estimate cost for each crush – $ 1000


Any working technology is always much appreciated as our work in the field eats these items. Rarely do we get funding for technology, but are super low on computers in the office, so any help goes a long way!

  • Basic Computer – Computers in any size or form are always needed for admin and for  documenting research, community projects or also to donate to other education programs in Mondulkiri – either desktops or laptops. If your company is refurbishing all their computers systems, maybe consider donating the old ones (1-3 yr old) and shipping them over for use by our NGO here or donations to other partners. Please contact eliecambodia.manager@gmail.com for larger donations or to discuss corporate donations of equipment.
  • iPads/Tablets
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones (1-3 years old)
  • Two Way Radios
  • Satellite Phones (with SIM)


Most of the project staff have always used their own motos. We would love to give some of the key staff project motos, which are newer and more reliable for ease of work and safety.

  • Head Mahout – $1200
  • Project Assistant Manager – $1200
  • Cook/kitchen staff – $1200
  • EVP run around moto – $1000

Solar Power for the EVP

We currently do not have a consistent green electricity supply at the EVP. We do run a generator for power 3 hours per night and when needed, but we would love to fit out the whole camp with solar. This would be more environmentally friendly, enabling us to have hot showers in the cold season and also so we don’t have to listen to that big smelly generator each night.

We have had an amazing couple that has raised enough to fit out the private bungalows already, which we are in the process of changing the grass roofing to solid roofs to accommodate the solar panels. However the quote for the full system for the main site and setup cost will be around $10,000, with a solar company in Cambodia that works with NGO’s. If you are interested in supporting all, or even part of this effort, then please drop us a line. 🙂 

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