With the force of the GlobalGiving community behind them, villagers in northern Cambodia are clearing dangerous land mines. Learn more about what your support means to three Cambodians: Leas, Jay, and Touch.
She deactivates land mines in Cambodia with The HALO Trust.
Her mother died when she was young, and her father lost his leg to a land mine during the Cambodian Civil War in the early 90s.
Leas, 20, is the oldest child in her family and is also the sole breadwinner. Every day, as Leas works in the minefield, her father brings her lunch. He is very proud of his daughter.
Leas, right, with her father. Children, left, collect mushrooms from a mine-cleared field.
People who lived in mine-affected villages are proud of Leas’ work, too. One mom, Jay, told The HALO Trust about her tragedy and her hopes for the future:
De-mining is now complete in one man’s village. The man, named Touch, lives in a village in northern Cambodia:
“I am very happy here. I am not afraid at all as there are no more mines to be destroyed where I live,” he said.
The HALO Trust turned to GlobalGiving to raise money to recruit and train de-miners like Leas. The nonprofit met its crowdfunding goal of $25,000 thanks to supporters like you! For more inspiring stories about your impact, sign up for the GlobalGiving e-newsletter.
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