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Stories of Cyclone YAAS

Families in east India were suffering from the effects of the second wave of the COVID lockdowns this summer when yet another blow came. Cyclone YAAS hit the coastal communities with such force that many homes were completely lost and others were severely damaged. Families in these communities were now faced with incredible difficulties, and the need for help and emergency supplies were great.

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Bring Water to Jamilah’s Family

Jamilah is the mother of six children and four grandchildren living in a simple, three-room house. Her husband was the breadwinner of the family until a tragic car accident severely injured him, leaving him bedridden. Now, it’s up to Jamilah and her oldest children to provide for the family.

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Bring Water to Wilson’s Family

Wilson lives with his wife and their five children. The parents work very hard to provide for the family. They grow vegetables in their yard to eat, and Wilson makes bricks behind their home to generate some income. A makeshift water collection system has not been successful in capturing and storing rainwater, so the family is left only with the water from a hand-dug well near their home. Although it is visibly dirty, this well is the only option for cooking, bathing, and brick-making.

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COVID Care Packages

Many people in the US and around the world know what it’s like to have to suddenly quarantine because of a positive case of COVID or a close contact exposure. As cases continue to surge in certain parts of the world, families again are being forced to quarantine. In places like Cambodia, a positive test result or close contact with a known COVID case requires individuals to immediately shelter in place. There is no opportunity — and often no means — to shop for necessary items to sustain a family in quarantine.

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Bring Light: Meet Elsa

I first met Elsa and her two sisters in 2017 when they enrolled at our Rangsei Village school in Cambodia. After getting to know Elsa’s family, we learned that this little girl came a very long way each day to have the opportunity to receive an education.

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Bring Light to a Child in Need

For many people around the world who live in larger towns and cities, it’s actually unusual to experience true, complete darkness. Most of us have street lights or other homes near us with electricity, and so being in absolute blackness is a rare occurrence. Once the sun goes down, many children in rural regions have no ability to do homework. Studies have shown that children without access to electricity and light at home perform more poorly at school than those who do.

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New Beginnings in Cambodia

Thanks to our wonderful supporters, LWB has been able to deliver over 500,000 pounds of emergency food supplies to children and their families during COVID. As we’ve headed out into new locations, we’ve met some truly remarkable people along the way. Today, I want to introduce you to a very special family from rural Cambodia.

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Chairs4Change: A Million Dollar Project

Sisters Elyse, Jasmine, and JJ call themselves “The Chairs” because they use wheelchairs for mobility. These amazing young women are the founders of Chairs4Change and have an audacious goal of raising ONE MILLION DOLLARS for Love Without Boundaries! Thanks to the donations of the generous LWB community, they have already raised $75,000. We thought you’d like to get to know “The Chairs” a little better and learn more about their connection to LWB and the projects near and dear to their hearts.

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