With your generous support, Lotus Outreach provided loving care to dozens of abused women and girls through our shelter-based counseling project in Cambodia. Here is just a partial list of our achivements for 2011:
Provided 127 victims of trafficking, rape and domestic violence with trauma therapy, allowing them to overcome the ravages of abuse and regain the self-worth and self-confidence needed to successfully rejoin society and lead safe, healthy and productive lives.
Our social workers helped 106 clients find housing, employment and/or enroll in public school, paving the way for their futures outside of the shelter.
Provided 25 clients with start-up support packages—including food and kitchenware—to aid them in their reintegration into Cambodian society.
Provided 26 at-risk and abused young women with small business grants. Grants were used to purchase sewing machines, establish pig and chicken farms, grow vegetable gardens and more. By the end of 2011, some of the grantees were already earning as much as $100 per month as a result of the grant.
Provided 30 at-risk and abused young women with agricultural training—including hands-on support and bookkeeping assistance—so they could establish pig and chicken farms.
Repatriated 21 victims of violence and trafficking to their home provinces, following a comprehensive family-tracing assessment.
Established two victim support groups for reintegrated clients and members of the broader community.
With moral support and encouragement from the victims’ counselors, oversaw the conviction of 14 child rapists who are now behind bars in Cambodia.
We thank you again for your generous support of Lotus Outreach, and for joining us in the fight again modern-day slavery. When the worldturned its back on these women and children, you stepped in and provided an environment from which courageous, strong and empowered survivors could emerge.
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