We hope all is well with you and yours, and that you are all coping well with the challenges we all face during the pandemic that has brought so many changes to our lives. Life in Cambodia continues to be difficult. Thankfully, the actual Covid case count is very low, but to keep the Covid count low, the economy was completely shut down. For most families who exist in poverty to begin with, and are usually perched on the edge of solvency most of the time, the aftermath of the pandemic has pushed them over the fiscal cliff.
Our inboxes constantly deliver us messages about peoples’ challenges, but also about hope and resilience from our students, friends and families as they struggle to make do in Cambodia. It is sometimes difficult to hear their stories! However, the good news is that, together, we have again provided much needed food, household supplies, medicine, hygiene supplies and baby formula.
We have no doubt that together, we are easing the lives and struggles of many of the students, children and families, al of whom are extremely grateful
Another complication that families are facing is the rainy season! The rains have begun in Cambodia and the waters have been rising in the villages where many of our students and their families live.
|Principal at Damnak Slan School|
As with all the other challenges they currently face, they are doing the best they can and go about their business knee deep. You will no longer wonder why people build stilt houses!
The great people we work with gather everyone together and distribute the supplies and some financial support to those who have very little.
K.I.D.S. also continues education programs from Kindergarten through to university for many students. We would like to pass along their heartfelt thank yours and add ours as well.
Until next time
Rick and Adrianne