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20 Years of Hope: Ruth

A beautiful little girl came into this world in the summer of 2017 in a rural community in eastern China. Sadly, at just a few weeks old, she was abandoned into orphanage care — most likely because she had been born with a cleft lip and palate. Thankfully, the director at this baby’s orphanage had […]

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20 Years of Hope: Theodore

At the beginning of 2023, a little boy named Theodore came to the attention of our Cambodia team. He was just eight years old and living all by himself. When Theodore was one year old his father passed away; soon afterward, his mother remarried and left Theodore alone in the very poor village where their […]

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Cambodia’s Education System: History, Challenges, and LWB’s Innovative Approach

In the context of world education, Cambodia’s education system has a unique history that shows its resilience. From the early influences of the French colonization era to the current state-driven structure, the education system has undergone significant transformation. Yet, as with many developing nations, Cambodia’s education system faces hurdles that international NGOs like Love Without Boundaries […]

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20 Years of Hope: Joy

Almost immediately after she was born, tiny Joy was whisked away from her mother to undergo emergency surgery for a life-threatening intestinal condition. Days later, she was diagnosed with a complex heart issue as well — an atrioventricular (AV) canal defect. This condition involves a large hole in the very center of the heart chambers, […]

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Life Skills Camp for Vulnerable Teens

Pre-pandemic, LWB had a dynamic life skills program for children preparing to “age out” of institutional care in China. Hundreds of teens went through our camp program, coming together in Beijing to receive lessons on personal finance, self-esteem, career counseling, reproductive health, and so much more. In August, after a four-year hiatus, our Life Skills […]

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20 Years of Hope: Kaniel

Baby Kaniel was born in Uganda in July of 2016, to the great joy of his parents Ronald and Joy. Their happiness quickly turned to fear and sadness when Kaniel went into distress just a few hours later. His breathing became labored, and nurses came running to whisk the tiny newborn away to the ICU. […]

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20 Years of Hope: Nancy

In 2016, a very driven 16-year-old girl named Nancy entered our Impoverished Student Support (ISS) program in Cambodia. Her family tried their best, but they had a difficult time making ends meet in the very poor region where they lived. Nancy recalls: My parents had to migrate to Thailand to earn money to support my […]

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20 Years of Hope: Bekah

In late 2012, LWB was contacted about a toddler girl with a complex set of heart issues. Her orphanage in China had originally hoped she could be adopted and that surgery could be delayed until that time, but her low oxygen levels and repeated bouts of pneumonia let them know that she couldn’t wait any […]

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20 Years of Hope: Carolyn

In the summer of 2017, a beautiful five-year-old girl named Carolyn first joined our Rangsei preschool in Cambodia. Her teachers found her to be an active and playful child, eager to please and quick to grasp new concepts. A little bit on the boisterous side, Carolyn sometimes needed to be reminded to speak more softly, […]

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