We were speechless and knew we had to take whatever action was necessary to help this young man. Nineteen years old is just too young to die unnecessarily. After some investigation we were able to discover he was indeed getting the correct medication but needed food and supplements badly. We were able to contact "Doctors Without Borders" and Dr. Sophie. She immediately visited him and we set up a food regimen which took very little money but made a terrific difference. After some work, Allen was able to get him out of the hospital and back to grama's shack where he was able to gain weight and today he looks great.
He is now strong and has a future.

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Grandma cooking

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Siem Reap Public Hospital

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One year later, Hun is gaining weight and with the supplements, getting stronger and stronger.

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One year later

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One year later

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One year later

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One year later

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Hun with his brother Hip

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One year later

A few years later, Hun is healthy and strong, enjoying life and has now married and had a son who is healthy and 5 years old now (2015),

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Two years later

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Two years later

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Two years later

Allen was so moved by the gentle and warm people that he spent five months teaching English to young children and adults in a private English school for two years in a row and was rewarded by making many friends. There are so many generous people doing wonderful work in Cambodia and because of the history of the country it is very needed. Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge were responsible for the death of approximately 25% of the population, with particular emphasis on educated citizens. It was assumed that anyone who wore glasses was educated. The rest of the population, from babies and children to the oldest people, were herded into concentration camps around the country and made to work extremely long and difficult hours. Genocide on a vast scale.
The country is growing now but much is still needed.

Currently we are sponsoring seven boys and one girl, ranging in age from 8 to 25 years old, and by learning English are bettering their employment opportunities and their futures. For the younger children the cost of a term in private English schools cost so little - about what we might pay for a good dinner. For university students the cost of a term is about $260. We have a wonderful and dedicated in-Country Director who pays for students' expenses, is at all times available to the students about any concerns and monitors their grades and attendance. He also receives copies of every student's report card and keeps us informed of their progress including copies of their report cards. If he or we notice anything unusual, particularly relative to their previous report cards, we discuss the situation or questions and decide what,
if anything, is the most appropriate action that should be taken.

Siem Reap is home to the amazing Angkor Wat, one of the wonders of the modern world, and its archaeological zone. Millions of tourists visit the city every year. As a generalization, with the exception of Chinese, Japanese and Korean tourists, most others speak English in addition to their native tongue. Speaking English greatly broadens a person's employment and that is why our first emphasis is on the scholarship students becoming fluent, or at least conversant, in English.

It is a very exciting and rewarding feeling to be making a difference in someone' life.

As of March 2020, we have had FIVE university graduates (two of whom are orphans) with degrees in Agriculture, English, Teaching, Business Administration and International Relations. Allen returns to Siem Reap at least two times a year and meets with every scholarship recipient going over their grades. If they have any problems and to the extent appropriate, discussing their thoughts about their future.