Donors of the week

You may have seen that this holiday season we are honoring our teachers, because we believe that they have the ability to change the world... one child at a time. We believe that if we invest in teachers we are investing in a brighter future for Cambodia.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, we also want to honor the people we are most thankful for... all our supporters. Our work would not be possible without the help of them. We are grateful to have people from all around the world that believe in our work and believe that together we can improve the quality of life of many Cambodian children and families.
Geoff and Sue, have been part of Sustainable Cambodia family for a long time and this week we want to share their story with you.

Why did you first give to Sustainable Cambodia (SC)?
We were looking for a charity to support that involved assisting children in poorer countries to have a better life. Because of Cambodia’s turbulent history, there were so many orphaned or disadvantaged children, it seemed a logical country to support in some small way. After travelling to Cambodia in 2007 and seeing the poverty and need first hand we looked for a suitable organization and found Sustainable Cambodia, after rejecting a number of others.  

What interests you most about SC's ? Why?

We were impressed by Sustainable Cambodia’s model to empower the local community and not just give handouts. Also that any money donated would go to fully supporting the community and not be wasted on administration fees. The fact that SC only use paid local staff and the administration and decision making is handled by Volunteer Directors and staff is very appealing.

Sue and her sponsored student

Why do you continue to give to our organization? 

Having been involved with SC for 8 years, we continue to support this organization by assisting our Sponsor students to complete their education. This hopefully will allow the students to gain secure employment to support themselves and their families and provide a better future. It is very rewarding to be able to communicate with our Sponsor students and see them grow and prosper.

Why does the cause you are supporting is important to you?

We are very fortunate to live in a country which hasn’t been as affected by wars and natural disasters, so we realize how lucky we are compared to those who are less fortunate.

Geoff and his sponsored student

What makes you hopeful and happy?

We are hopeful and happy that through the great work of organizations like Sustainable Cambodia, that Cambodia has a much brighter future. By empowering the villagers and providing education for the children it will provide much greater opportunities to help rebuild the country.

Like Geoff and Sue, you can make a positive impact in the lives of many Cambodian families. No matter how much you can give, you are going to help Cambodia strive again. Start making an impact now!


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