Empower At-Risk Girls in Cambodia

by Senhoa Foundation
Feb 16, 2012

Making Bigger Impact

Senhoa jewelry featured at NY Fashion Week 2012
Senhoa jewelry featured at NY Fashion Week 2012

At the beginning of November, Senhoa released the new collaborative Coco Rocha for Senhoa line and we have not stopped running since!

Stateside, our team has been tirelessly fundraising through benefits, promotion, and partnerships with other organizations in our field.

  • In November, NAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) San Diego teamed up with Senhoa to organize their 2011 Fall Professional Mixer to raise funds for the GirlEffect Competition.
  • In December, Senhoa collaborated with Freedom and Fashion (www.freedomandfashion.com) on a fair trade fashion show.
  • On February 9th, we joined with Visions of Faith to put on Love Around The World Through Chocolate – a unique Valentine’s Day event featuring desserts from premiere local and international chocolatiers and live performances from various artists.

Senhoa has also had the pleasure of being featured in several magazines and other publications since the collection’s release, including Vogue UK, NBC New York, CBS Los Angeles, and Elle. Also - perhaps the most exciting event thus far - on February 10th Senhoa was featured exclusively at the Greenshows as part of the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week 2012. Three of Senhoa’s pieces were highlighted along with designs from other contemporary ethical designers. Team Senhoa included Lisa and Rhodo from the Board, and supermodel Coco Rocha and her husband, James Conran. The event was attended by over 500 people at Lincoln Center in NYC and was featured on CBS News. 

 On the Field, we have been equally dexterous and busy at work with the Lotus Kids Club, the Lotus House, and the Senhoa Jewelry Program. January marked the commencement of our second jewelry program with 18 new girls eager and excited to learn. We have also brought on a Jewelry Manager to expand the girls’ original designs in Cambodia. This is important because it will provide the girls with intensified jewelry education and more freedom to create from their own inner beauty.

We have also received many generous donations in Siem Reap in honor of the Christmas season. For the Lotus Kids Club we received several donations of children’s clothing. And for the Lotus House and Jewelry Program we received beautiful new pillows and blankets, an array of beautiful beads for jewelry making, and four new bikes to allow our staff and students to more efficiently travel between classes and job placements. Another large blessing that cannot go unmentioned is Mr. John Kimmel, CEO of Normerica Inc., as well as the dedicated staff of Normerica who cover all of Senhoa’s overhead costs which has freed Senhoa to use 100% of public donations for the field to fund our projects and serve those in need. Our supporters are ever generous and overwhelming from every direction, we can never offer adequate thanks for their blessings.

As always, we invite YOU to be a part of the journey! Check out or blog http://www.senhoa.org for more information on how you can partner with Senhoa in saving and changing the lives of these precious lotus buds. 

Life Skills class
Life Skills class
Donating for the Gift Effect challenge
Donating for the Gift Effect challenge
Senhoa team at an awareness event in LA
Senhoa team at an awareness event in LA
Senhoa jewelry in Freedom and Fashion Magazine
Senhoa jewelry in Freedom and Fashion Magazine
Happy family =)
Happy family =)



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Senhoa Foundation

Location: Artesia, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​senhoa.org
Project Leader:
Lisa T.D. Nguyen
Executive Director
Artesia, CA Cambodia

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