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Our mission is simple: We clean water for kids. Safe drinking water is the most essential life-sustaining requirement. There is no substitute - not at any price. In this day and age, in such a plentiful world, clean water should no longer be the privilege of some, but the basic right of every child.
Apr 29, 2012

Notes From the Field: April in Cambodia

Waiting for the water, Siem Reap, Takev.
Waiting for the water, Siem Reap, Takev.

A little over a week ago, our program staff Stephen Jones (SE Asia Regional Manager) and Amelia Lyons (Health & Hygiene Manager) were in Cambodia. The main purpose of the visit was to meet with partners and working closely with Kith Rathamony, our Country Director, to get this new project we're loosely calling "Cambodia 2.0" off the ground. The best summation of what we're attempting is an internal audit and survey of our work to date. We're looking to learn what has been working best, what can be improved upon, and what needs to be dropped altogether. We're wrapping up this assessment by the end of May.

Amelia just sent us a field story about a visit she and Stephen had with one of our partners, Missionaries of Charity, and we've included an excerpt below. Mission of Charities is a Mother Teresa home in the Choam Chao district of Phnom Penh. The site houses 115 kids living with with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis as well as general patients. A Child's Right provides the water the kids drink as well as for preparing infant formula. Amelia's  story is a perfect example of how the work we do supports the even more important work of our partners, who care for, love, teach, and nurture children every day.

"We sat under the shade of a gazebo with the head Sister as she told us about the home, the children, the other patients they see, and the amazing work they do. A train of children followed us around, giggling, tugging, playing. I spent ten minutes watching Stephen awe them with juggling, and they threw rocks around trying to do it themselves.

Upstairs in the home, children were everywhere. The girls had started a card game, perched atop the table, as some smaller kids chased colored balloons around the compound. At the end of the porch, several women sat with a few children. Among them was a 6-month old girl who had been at the home for a few months. When she arrived, she was tiny and weak, badly affected with HIV, too small and young for treatment. The Sisters nursed her back to life, and the baby girl can now take medication. Chubby and smiling, she stood on her tippy toes, propped up by the woman’s arms. The head Sister whispered to her, “A few months, right? In a few months you will be walking, you are so close!” The baby girl looked up with a huge smile and nodded—somehow, she understood."

You helped make this story possible. Thank you.

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Mar 14, 2012

It's Bonus Day on GlobalGiving!!!!

It’s Bonus Day on GlobalGiving!! Give now and they will match 30% of your donation to a child’s right (up to $1,000)!

Hurry—they only have $50,000 in matching funds, and we are competing with every other organization that has a project on their site!!

This is your chance to stretch your donation dollars on GlobalGiving!! How does the match work? Whatever amount you give, GlobalGiving will tack on an additional 30% to that gift!

We are incredibly excited about our work cleaning water for children in Cambodia. We hope you will click on the link to watch a video about our work at the Steung Meanchey garbage dump in Phnom Penh, which is one of the sites we will be returning to this year to conduct a needs assessment.

Thank you so much for your support. We could not do this work without people like you!

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Mar 14, 2012

It's Bonus Day on GlobalGiving!!!!

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It’s Bonus Day on Global Giving!! Give NOW and they will match 30% of your donation to a child’s right (up to $1,000)!

Hurry—they only have $50,000 in matching funds, and we are competing with every other organization that has a project on Global Giving!!

How does the match work? Whatever amount you give, Global Giving will tack on an additional 30% to that gift, so while $50 would normally provide clean, safe drinking water to 200 hospitalized children in China, on Bonus Day $50 serves 272 children!! This is your chance to stretch the impact of your dollar!

Founder & Executive Director Eric Stowe just returned from a trip to China to meet with our partners there and visit existing project sites; we hope you enjoy the attached photos from his trip of some of the children we already serve. With your help, we will reach thousands more, providing clean, safe, reliable water, which is crucial to the health and potential of any child.

HURRY, give now before matching funds run out!!

Thank you so much for your support. We could not do this important work without people like you.

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