B L O O M W I T H
the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty: she had more than enough bravery to fight for freedom.
Vurn joined the LandMine Design program years ago when her family was desperate for income from safe and dignified employment. Her husband was disabled, and was at a loss concerning how to approach their impoverished situation since he was unable to work. Vurn bravely stepped into the position of being the bread winner for her family. Unfortunately debt and loans continued to accumulate and overruled Vurn's income, and eventually she had no choice but to leave for Thailand and work off a debt they owed.
We were moved by Vurn's decision to walk away from her dignified job, husband, her children and her home, to pay off a debt. It takes a brave woman to hug her children goodbye, not knowing when she'd see them again. It takes a brave woman to become the breadwinner for her home, hoping her work will be "valuable enough". It takes a brave woman to illegally cross a border and be treated like an unwanted visitor for countless months. It takes a remarkable amount of bravery to ensure sure your family will have freedom.
As soon as her debt was paid Vurn returned to her family at home, and at Landmine Design. She was overjoyed to be welcomed back into a safe community of women, with an opportunity to earn an income from home, and a place to be educated for sustainable transformation. Vurn wears her story like a badge of bravery that fuels fearless determination as she continues to battle for her family to thrive above the trenches of poverty. Her story – her badge inspires us all to 'face the fight’