Empower At-Risk Girls in Cambodia

by Senhoa Foundation

Summary

Senhoa supports 25 girls who are either survivors of or highly vulnerable to human trafficking and sexual exploitation and have experienced victimization (rape, gang rape, domestic violence, human trafficking, acid attacks, honor-based violence) through employment, education, and programs for self-empowerment. This project equips girls with the income and skills needed for sustainable freedom.
$130,000
total goal
$33,544
remaining
506
donors
2
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

According to the State Department, Cambodia is a source, destination, and transit country for women and children trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Even more startling is the increase in the sale of virginity of children, particularly those from undocumented families. This project aims to provide education and employment to these survivors, while currently generating sufficient profit through our social businesses to remit back to our community development projects in Cambodia.

Solution

Economic opportunities (safe employment, technical training courses, income-generating opportunities); Education (scholarships & soft skills training, business start-up, women empowerment); Therapy (counseling sporting activities).

Long-Term Impact

The program aims to reach 25 girls through our vocational training program & our transition housing program. Our goal is for the participants to "graduate" from the program within 2 years to become independent and free from exploitation.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.senhoa.org
Senhoa's Blog
Dateline NBC

Organization Information

Senhoa Foundation

Location: Artesia, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​senhoa.org
Project Leader:
Lisa T.D. Nguyen
Executive Director
Artesia, CA Cambodia
$96,456 raised of $130,000 goal
 
697 donations
$33,544 to go
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