Tag Archives: Cambodia

Safe Haven Foster Care in Cambodia

LWB has provided family care to thousands of orphaned children since we first launched our foster care program in China over a decade ago. When we decided to begin working with orphaned and vulnerable children in Cambodia, we knew that foster care would once again be an essential part of our work. What we didn’t know at the time was that we would be called upon to help some of the most vulnerable children in that country:  those who had been victims of child trafficking and severe abuse.

As this week’s blog series by LWB Board member Bob Spires explained, Cambodia remains a prime source country for the trafficking of children. Many are taken across the border and live through things no child should ever experience. Read more

Human Trafficking: Part Three

This is the third and final blog in our series about human trafficking. As LWB has expanded to Cambodia, we have learned that it is impossible to work there without an understanding of trafficking and how it affects vulnerable children in this region. We are so grateful to our newest board member, Dr. Robert Spires, for sharing his expertise with us.

When I first began to explore the topic of human trafficking, I was overwhelmed. I had a bit of an existential crisis finding out that not only had slavery continued past the 1800s, but it was alive and well. I may have even witnessed it without knowing what I was seeing.


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Human Trafficking: Part Two

As you know, Love Without Boundaries has recently begun working to help vulnerable children in rural Cambodia. Human trafficking, abuse, and child exploitation are issues of grave concern in this area of the world, and so we want to share some thoughts on this issue from our new board member, Dr. Robert Spires.

In Southeast Asia, it is important to clarify who the traffickers really are in this region. That really depends on location and varies greatly. For instance, in Thailand, we see everyone from the Thai and Russian mafia to opportunistic and unscrupulous individuals involved in trafficking. Read more.

Human Trafficking: Part One

Human trafficking, as you might imagine, is a complex topic that crosses many areas of study, including development, economics, politics, sociology, anthropology, criminology and a host of others. For this reason, it is difficult to really call human trafficking a single ‘field of study’. Read more.

Life in Sokhem Village

Ninety percent of Cambodians living in extreme poverty live in the rural countryside. Some of the poorest villages are located along the border of Thailand, which is where LWB is now working. Children in this region often live in remote villages, with little access to basic social services such as health care or a nearby school.

Last October, we made a commitment to the children of Sokhem Village, many whom are left behind all day while their parents travel to Thailand in search of work. Read more.

International Day Of Happiness

March 20 is not only the first day of spring, but it’s the International Day of Happiness!  With not one but two things to celebrate, we thought we’d share some things that bring us happiness:

Happiness is…hot lunches and full tummies!

Our Nutrition programs in Cambodia and Uganda ensure that children in our Education programs receive a hot, nutritious lunch each day. Read more.

A Girl of Many Names

Do you know that LWB’s website has a wonderful feature called TeamLWB where you can create your own fundraiser for any LWB project or program about which you are particularly passionate? Today we want to introduce you to one of the inspiring people who is using this easy-to-use campaign platform to raise funds for orphaned children to be placed in loving foster homes.

I am a girl of many names, and each one of my names is a different part of me. My name is Jade Shelby Elizabeth Chan Tikvah Leah Tze Sum Shi Yu Han Gurman. Read more.

Rays of Hope for Orion

Sometimes, it takes a little sister to bring out your silly side. Four-year-old Orion has experienced some trauma in his past and is new to our foster care program. He seems to be naturally quiet and reserved, but on a recent visit our Cambodia director recently found a way to coax the smiles out of Orion — thanks to his new foster sister Ivy!


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A Birthday Party for Sampson

Sampson, the darling little boy who came to live with a foster family in Cambodia several months ago, has been breaking hearts left and right this week with his mischievous, lovable grin!

Last week, Sampson celebrated his birthday surrounded by his foster family, friends, and our foster care manager. Read more.

Ivy

Abandoned as a baby, Ivy spent the first three years of her life living with her elderly grandmother.

Sadly, her grandmother recently passed away, leaving her completely on her own. Read more.

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