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'Aroha Project' - A Leadership Home


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Given by 34 generous donors in 3 years

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Rescue - not a moment or event but a process. Can you help me stay here to continue building a brighter future for the youth I care for?

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Eight years ago I was left floundering, after my husband Craig passed away. The week before he died Craig wrote me a letter. The closing line said “Life is short, love what you do.” This encouragement has stayed with me and I have chosen to live out his words by moving from the comforts of New Zealand to volunteer here in Cambodia … inspired to live generously, with joy and purpose.

It’s real life. Every day is valuable. I originally intended to volunteer for six months but have now been here 5 years - I just can't bring myself to leave - there's so much need and so much I can contribute but I can't be here without your help.

My eyes have been opened to one of the poorest countries of the world. It’s overwhelming ... no one is unaffected here. The country is still recovering from its tragic past of genocide during Pol Pot’s regime in the 1970’s. Countless numbers of children were left orphaned by the Khmer Rouge and the subsequent HIV epidemic. Many of these children were rescued and now have opportunities they would never have had otherwise. Most significantly, they are no longer at risk of exploitation in a country where many are homeless and vulnerable.

I'm witnessing the cycles of poverty, abuse, illiteracy and neglect be broken every day. With your help we will provide young adults an opportunity to move to a home in Phnom Penh where they can live independently within a good support structure whilst they attend University. This in turn will help them grow into the future leaders and professionals that Cambodia so desperately needs to transform as a nation.

Over the last 5 years I've had the privilege to mentor, guide, encourage and walk alongside many underprivileged and orphaned youth. There have been so many highlights. Moments I know have changed them little by little. These all make for an exciting life as 'mum' in Cambodia.

It’s a big responsibility but it has big rewards. Every day is valuable. I have opened a Leadership Home that houses up to 8 students that need assistance with living costs and education support whilst studying at a tertiary level. I can't take students without your help. Would you help me to fund this home and help me keep working with the orphaned and underprivileged youth of Cambodia to help build their future?

The money raised here will allow me to directly assist the youth to live and study in this home also assist our surrounding community. We can't all be here 'physically' but you can be here through me.

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New Goal!   26 August 2019

Hello my friends I have raised the bar!!!

I’m desperately needing funds for scholarships and so I’ve decided to keep this page open and raise the end goal to $22,000 NZD to help get these youth here in Cambodia to university and cared for in the Aroha Project ❤️❤️❤️ Thankyou in advance for all your help...

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    Guest Donor 5 days ago

    $186.57

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 04 Dec 2019

    $5

    $5

    • Annie Wilson

      Many many thanks for your donation to my project up here in Cambodia. So kind of you. Love Annie

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 02 Dec 2019

    $341.29

    scholarship

    $341.29

    • Annie Wilson

      So grateful to you my friend for loving and supporting the students here xxx

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 02 Dec 2019

    $349.40

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    $349.40

    • Annie Wilson

      So appreciate this help my friend. Such a huge blessing to me 😘😘😘

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    Guest Donor on 06 Nov 2019

    $354.85

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    $354.85


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This page was created on 7 Oct 2016 and closes on 31 Aug 2020.
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