Then the ones who pleased the Lord will ask, "When did we give you something to eat or drink? When did we welcome you as a stranger or give you clothes to wear or visit you while you were sick or in jail?"
The King will answer, "Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me." .......Matthew 25

Monday, May 18, 2009

Support for Chhom Trach

Miza distributing exercise books and pens to the kids

Chhom Trach is by far one of the most remote and poor village we have worked with. It was also the first village school we built.

Each time we visit the village, we see the change that the school and the well has effected in the lives of the village. But the effects are fast fading as the poverty continues to wreak its depressing effects on the village. Isolated, the village is also not blessed with much arable land.

We decided on this trip that we would try and do a number of things for the kids to try and support the village:

a] A food supplement programme. This will take the form of a weekly cooked meal of eggs and rice. We intend to let the village Christians manage the programme.

US$300 one time set up cost (kitchen and utensils)
US$0.25 per child per meal. Annual budget of US$1700
Total: US$2000 for the first year, and US1700 per year thereafter.

b] Teacher incentivization programme. This provides for an incentive bonus of US15 per month for each the two teachers at the school.

US$360 per year.

Once again we were very blessed by the commitment of a sister to sponsor these programmes at Chhom Trach for a period of 3 years.

Our hearts are just so filled with joy and thanksgiving at His wonderful mercy and love.

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