We hope all is well with you and yours. As many of you know K.I.D.S. has been supporting a home for girls for the past 9 years. The home is just that "A Home", a place where girls who have been abandoned, abused, neglected or orphaned can live together, support each other and thrive. This is all made possible thanks to You Vath, who we met many years ago when she was running a street children's shelter. You Vath tragically lost her whole family during the genocide in Cambodia, including her husband and 2 children; rather than fold to defeat she decided to help other children and to adopt an abandoned child 25 years ago. You Vath opened her home and her heart to these and many more children and thanks to K.I.D.S. donors we have been able to support them in living healthy and happier lives.
Not only has You Vath supported girls, she also supports boys who have no where to go and over the years K.I.D.S has also assisted these great boys. Many of them are now going to university, working or going to training school.
You Vath has helped hundreds of kids and many of them call her Mak Tom (Big Mother). It is truly moving when we meet some of the girls we knew, many years ago, when they drop by and visit with their own children.
You Vath has and continues to be an inspiration to us...her courage, compassion and dedication has changed so many young peoples lives and given them a chance for better futures. You Vath, her wonderful daughter Samnang, and all the great kids we have been fortunate enough to meet over the years have also improved our lives immensely.
Thank you for supporting these incredible people.
All the very best to all of you,
Adrianne and Rick