In a country like Cambodia, where poverty swallows opportunity and dreams, you’re limited and plagued by your ability to simply survive. Opportunity is not something that is handed to you in a place like this. Here you are too poor for an education, and in a place like this education is really your only hope. Lack of education means lack of skill - and lack of skill means lack of work. Lack of work ultimately leads to a lack of money. Are you catching on to the cycle?Read More
Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking.) It reportedly generates a profit of $150 billion every year.
He knocked on my truck window as I was preparing to back out of the market area. His face was a mess of grime; his hands filthy; his clothes torn and soiled. There he stood holding his hand out asking for money.
I knew this kid. He was part of a group of children our team served dinner to the night before. The Glue Kids -- children who no longer have a home and instead roam the streets of Poipet, the border town in Cambodia where we have worked for the past 10 years.Read More
As I write this post, I'm deeply disappointed that I was searching for more. I listened as one woman after another shared about leaving her homes to travel illegally across one of the most humanly trafficked borders on the globe. Most made the journey every single day ...Read More