Rice Fund year 1 results – a special thank you to our donors
Somewhere in Cambodia an hungry child is desperately scavenging for food. The numbers are overwhelming. It’s only with the help of people like you that we can make a lasting change in a child’s life.
Our rice fund target for the last 12 months up to April 30 2013 was 180x50kg sacks of rice. Thank you so much for donating. We did it! Together we achieved a total of 188 sacks!
Over 240 times, each and every day, you made a difference in the world of vulnerable children. Your kind contribution meant that KaisKids could feed hungry children whom would otherwise be at risk of severe malnutrition or starvation. With a full stomach children can concentrate on their studies rather than having to find work, beg in the street, and worry where their next meals is coming from. With an education comes a brighter future and these young lives are forever changed.
For an account of all donations please click on this link http://db.tt/vVQ5Y4Cd . 100% of all money and rice received has gone to feed the children
You can keep in touch with our work in Cambodia and follow these children’s lives on https://www.facebook.com/kaiskids Or join in the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaisvillagecommunity
Once again thank you for donating to our rice fund. Your generosity is truly at the heart of all we do.
Year of the Snake Makes Mischief
Those who have know us a while will be aware we have had several highly eventful New Year parties at Kais Village over the decade. Often the party has been the highlight of the year…for the wrong reasons, this year fate played it’s twisted hand once again.
Just moments before we were due to start party festivities a severe freak rain squall hit and our plans were forced into a rude abrupt turn. The tables and chairs were outside and laid, balloons strung, the food simmering, the all important music, microphone and speaker set up, excitement and anticipation on the children’s faces. Suddenly an immense wind blew in from what seemed like nowhere, While we were busy saving the decorations and table dressings from certain flight a loud splitting sound sent the adults rushing to the driveway where we found one of our beautiful mango trees uprooted and sadly strewn across the gravel.
The inevitable rain, first of the season, followed moments later and luck was not on our side The girls were busy prettying themselves up when their house was caught in a flash flood and inside we were paddling in water and picking up floating belonging. This area had flooded only once before, several years ago and that too had been during a New Year party. At the time it had been an old wooden house and we then we evacuated to the top floor. The new house doesn’t have a top floor but thank goodness for the top bunks!
Dusk now descending, the rain stopped, all belongings rescued and drying, we went belatedly and bedraggled to start the party – which by this time had moved into the dining room. We had just finished ceremonies and had sat down to eat when a 2 km radius was plunged into silence and a hot murky twilight… an untimely power outage from the generator house in the village which too had been damaged by the storm.
Undaunted Sunny drove the car into the quadrangle , turned the headlights full beam and cranked up the ddv player! We ate our meal in a mixture of dazzle and darkness to the strains of “On the elephant with you” (famous old Khmer song involving a couple taking a romantic elephant ride around the temples in Siem Reap- Sunny loves the old tunes lol!)
About an hour later the power resumed, not before we had gathered local friends and passersby in need of refuge from the unseasonal quiet and darkness. Loud clapping and a huge cheer erupted signalling that the important part of the party, dancing and karaoke, could finally start!
Certainly the “Year of the Snake” announced itself in memorable fashion..Those in the know say we may be in for a very interesting year indeed!
Testimonies from Volunteers
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