Sunday April 22, 2012
On Friday, I had the privilege of visiting the CICFO orphanage here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. CICFO is the only orphanage in Cambodia that is registered with the Department of the Interior–because it is the only one run by Cambodians. All the others are registered with the Department of the Interior.
The kids here are absolutely wonderful; they are happy and are all getting a good education, living in a safe and clean environment and above all, they are being loved.
You may remember that the Smiths first introduced me to Botevy, the founder of CICFO. She is a delightful woman who over the years has used her modest personal resources to support the orphanage when fundraising efforts run short.
It was wonderful to spend time with her and her kids!
Botevy is especially remarkable in that she survived Pol Pots killing fields in the 70s and has become a wonderful, giving person in spite of it (or could it be because of it?).
You can donate to support CICFO here (be sure to select CICFO as the recipient of your donation).
Don’t forget, you can still support the Your Mark on the World project at StartSomeGood.com by sponsoring your favorite cause.
Separately, I bought some bracelets to support CICFO. I’m giving them away in my raffle here where you can also win a $100 donation to your favorite cause.
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