A loving sister babysits her brother in the slums
We are now forty-five days away from Global Giving’s BIG bonus day, saluted by charities as one of the most generous giving day by all donors worldwide.
This year, Bonus Day falls on May 7th, Wednesday and that’s the same week many of us celebrate Mothers’ Day.
Give Mothers hope this May
Can you give something special and big to appreciate all the mothers Riverkids serves in Cambodia?
Impact of your donations to Wings
Over the last nine months, you've helped us raised an astounding US$28,974 which has given 347 families hope for a better future. It kept children out of dangerous street work and in class, so they have a chance in education. It provided temporary shelter to our families whose houses were flooded during the monsoon season in October 2013. Extra blankets, noodles, fish sauce, rice and mosquitoe nets were distributed.
It stopped a debt from spiraling because a mother borrowed $50 from a neighbour to deliver her baby in the hospital. Social workers visited families to work out solutions, our nurse carried out health checks on children, and made sure babies have enough formula milk until they are healthy again. This was the huge difference your donation made to our families who could not find help anywhere near them. Thank you very much.
How much can US$100 do in Cambodia?
The amount of Direct Cash Aid varies among families. For a destitute family with three Riverkids children below 18, one pregnant mother and a granny, they need a monthly stipend of $137, but for another family, $30 a month would adequately pull them through a difficult time and bring them back to stability in three months.
This May 7th, can you set aside $100 to help a family in crisis with meals, healthcare, school and safety? With Global Giving’s 30% bonus matching where its 15% administration deduction is covered by a very generous donor friend of ours, Lyn, 100% of your donation will be matched and bumped up to $130. Lyn has donated US$7,520 to cover the admin fee because she believes strongly in the work that Riverkids does and that her partnership with you will thrust your donation to provide an extra month of warm and loving meals to a Cambodian family in the slum at no extra charge.
A small amount that does incredible things
What you can provide with $100 in Cambodia is far more than what the same amount can do in developed countries. Cramped in a two-by-two metres shack in the Cambodian slums, a family of five is able to share a simple meal of vegetable soup with a big pot of porridge and some meat and eggs added to their meal. It pays for the rental of a tiny space so they don’t have to be thrown out by the landlord at the time of crisis and pocket money to replace a teenage girl’s income while she goes through training. Most of all, you are giving the family assurance that things will be stable again soon.
See you in April
April’s coming with a chance to give big and Global Giving’s matching bonus will help Riverkids to give our families extra for free. Catch up real soon!
Photo credit: Bernadette Vincent and Micky Wiswedel (child carrying younger brother)
Housemothers serving meals to Riverkids children
Children collecting their bread before school
Formula milk for a healthier toddler