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Day 19 - A Son in Debt Bondage is Returned Home - Updated

In Day 19 of my blog (this is the third entry) I wrote about a 13 year old son in debt bondage now reunited with his family. Here is a picture of the whole family together. Dad is back from working in the jungle for the past two months for wages of $50 US.


Plans for the whole community will start (well-digging has to happen in the dry season, when the water tables are at their lowest point). HOPE has purchased a big sack of rice for Huot's family that will provide them with at least sufficient sustenance for the next little while. It is not a total, sustainable change, but it will definitely take the burden off the family of having enough to eat. Rice has also been purchased for the closest neighbours as well.

This was possible due to some of the funds we raised as part of our UNION commitment. The remainder of the funds will be used towards the projects for the village.

Posted by Sydney324 16:24 Archived in Cambodia Tagged cambodia village hope debt bondage Comments (0)

Day 19 - A Son in Debt Bondage is Returned Home

Making a Difference - A son in debt bondage gets to come home

A follow up from my Day 19 blog. It is August 2, 2013 and upon checking my email tonite I got the one that I have been hoping for. News on the son that had been in debt bondage. He is now back with his family. The sad thing is that he is just one of many children in the same situation in many Asian countries.

Here is an excerpt of th email:

"By the way, I have heard from Ly that Huot's son is back with his family. The HOPE staff have not yet visited yet, but Ly heard from the Village Chief that he is home. Nari or Leng will go to visit within the next 1-2 weeks. When I get a photo of the family together, I will of course pass it on as soon as I get it! :)"

It is said that money cannot buy happiness, but in this case, $50.00 US, brought happiness to a family reunited.

See my Day 19 blog entry for the story.

Thank you.

Posted by Sydney324 20:09 Archived in Cambodia Tagged children cambodia poverty debt bondage Comments (0)

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