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Hello and a big thank you to all of our generous donors so far! This project is an essential one that will allow 28 girl survivors of abuse and trafficking to continue to receive an education in local public schools – empowering them to overcome their respective ordeals and lead rewarding lives.
The first disbursal of funds has only just reached CCPCR, so as yet none of the funds have been spent. However, I'm proud to be able to inform you that the kind donations you have made have been allocated to go to pay for such things as: school fees for all 28 girls for a period of two months, the purchase of six bicycles so that girls can travel to school reliably, and the purchase of 2 school uniforms for each of our beneficiaries.
So what does this mean to them? I'll let them speak for themselves on that one! Sokheng (15 years old) who was rescued from an abusive brother last November following her father's death, said: “It's so great being able to study in school. It makes me smile knowing I am working towards becoming a nurse so I can stop people from being sick.” Another one of our girls, Panha (17 years old), was 13 when her grandfather sold her to a locker broker (a trafficker). During 2 years of living and working in appalling conditions, she was frequently abused. Now, Panha has friends, feels safe and is cared for: “The thing I'm most grateful for? Going to school” she said.
Remarkable tales of hope like these would not have been possible without crucial donations like yours - thank you so much. Still, there is much to be done for us to reach our project target. We would love it if you could continue to advocate and support this much-needed initiative, and we will keep you updated with news on how our beneficiaries are doing and how the project is progressing.
With sincere thanks,
The Branch Foundation
Note: The Branch Foundation pursues the highest degree of care and protection for each of its beneficiaries. To protect the identity of our clients on this project, names have been changed and pictures do not necessarily represent girls who have been abused or trafficked.
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