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
A staggering 47% of Cambodian teenage girls are encouraged into sex trafficking by their mothers. At LandMine Design, we continually strive to make a difference in this number.Read More
Sometimes the best plans need to be overhauled. In the beginning of the LandMine Design program, our small team of staff had standards we purposefully considered and then deliberately established. They were principles, if you will, by which we seek to establish a job creation program in the middle of a minefield.Read More