Where there is vulnerability and oppression, there is also great need. Where there is great need, there is tremendous opportunity. There is suffering in every country in the world. However, due to the level of poverty in Cambodia, a small contribution can make a huge difference. Here are just a few of the numbers:
$2700 a month can house 20 abandoned kids who will grow up with loving foster parents.
$500 a semester can send a child to college.
$11 a day a can educate and feed a child during the school day (and they are given food to take home for their family).
$1 provides educational material to children (and families) regarding the dangers of trafficking.
Much of our early involvement in the mission was in the area of adoption. And, we are still excited about being part of adoption through grants. However, being involved in Cambodia, where international adoption does not occur, has given us the chance to ask the question, what prevents child abandonment in the first place? And, if a child is abandoned, what allows them to grow up with the least amount of transitions and greatest stability? We have seen that often one semester or even one day can change the course of a child’s life. Poverty is the primary reason children are abandoned, so working to reduce that is key. In Cambodia, we have been excited to see growing opportunities towards strengthening families and reducing generational poverty. Additionally, we have been fortunate to partner with, and learn, from so many Cambodians who are working to lead the way in reducing child abandonment and provide for orphans in their own country. Every one of the 600,000 orphaned children in Cambodia’s lives matter.The ability to work until the day that every child is home is solely because of the work that you do each day.
We are working for the day every child has a home.
4 Areas of Focus
- Family preservation / orphan prevention.
- Facilities that support abandoned children.
- Educational programs for orphaned children.
- Adoption grants.
RW Supply + Design is working towards the day that every child is home. Our current goal is to be involved in the lives of 100,000 individuals. In Cambodia, we have been able to be a part of family preservation projects, homes for abandoned children, foster care, and educational grants. There are 600,000 orphaned children in Cambodia and our hope is to see that number shrink.