In 1993 CORD (Christian Outreach Relief and Development) started its operation in Prey Veng province which is located in the south-eastern part of Cambodia. The aim of the operation was to provide support and assistance to poor people in Prey Veng province. CORD launched two projects — one was called ― ABCD (Agriculture Business and Community Development). Another was called ― EFGH‖ (Education For Good Health). In 1998, based on strategic planning in order to promote sustainable local development, a local non-governmental organization Ponleu Ney KdeySangkhum (PNKS),means Light of Hope, was localized from CORD to handle the ABCD project. PNKS, a Christian non-governmental organization, was officially registered with the Ministry of Interior in January 2001.
In 2001, CORD took over an integrated rural development project, Community Development Assistance Project (CDAP) in Kampong Speu Pro vince, started by ZOA in 1998. Over a period of six years CORD reduced its role while initiating a range of capacity development strategies within PNKS. Finally in 2004, EFGH (Education For Good Health) and CDAP, then it was called Somleng Kampong Speu project, meaning voice of Kampong Speu were handed over to PNKS. CORD has continued to support PNKS.