Food AidA huge thanks to Jen from the Goodwill Center for helping continue some of the projects we had set in place in Sihanoukville. Long time readers may remember we have opened bank account in Cambodia and put funds in it and given the ATM card to Jen to help with the work. Last week she was continuing our food project that helps the poorest families survive and send their kids to school. How does it work ? The parents are so poor that they keep their children at home to help with chores in the small business to help them survive. They need to choose food over education in really extreme cases. We give them the occasional food aid parcel to take the stress off them but only if they allow the kids to attend the Goodwill Center and continue their extra English and Computer classes.
Back in AustraliaWell, we have been back in Australia for two weeks now. That is taking some getting used to and we are both finding it difficult to adjust in different ways. We plan to catch up with as many locals as we can to say Thank you for their support and give them some thank you gifts. We also plan to keep raising funds to make sure the projects we are involved in can keep going, particularly the support for Romdual School, The Goodwill Center and various small community projects. Anyone who wants to keep giving, give until it hurts ha ha ! 'cause over there, many do hurt.
For those interested, you can follow our Australian experiences on our small 45 acre property here
|Our cottage in the bush, in Australia|
part way down on the right hand side of the blog.