| Dec 18, 2017
Gifts for Good
Champei can now grow cassava on safe ground.
During this season of gratitude, we want to start by thanking all of you who helped support our project in Cambodia.
Because of you, HALO has been able to clear over 87 acres of land, to find and destroy over 2,700 mines, ammunition, and unexploded ordnance, and to conduct mine-risk education classes to nearly 6,900 people in Cambodia this year.
Champei, a cassava farmer, is one beneficiary of our mine clearance. She told us, “My field was full of mines, I grew cassava in it before HALO came to clear the mines and when I harvested my cassava I saw the mines. I was very scared. I didn’t know if I was going to have an accident. I didn’t know if I would die or my children, husband or anyone else. After the mines were cleared, I was so excited to walk on my field without fear. Now I feel safe.”
We hope you share our pride in seeing how your gifts help people like Champei, and how your critical investments have been leveraged to help rid Cambodia of landmines and unexploded ammunition. We could not have made all of this incredible progress without you!
Thank you for your support in 2017.
We wish you and your loved ones a Happy Holiday and New Year.