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Healing Home Transformations: Jerome and Palmer

In late 2017, an orphanage contacted us about Jerome, a tiny baby with Down syndrome who was failing to thrive. He had pressure sores on his head and was so malnourished that his stomach was distended. We rushed Baby Jerome to the hospital where he was found to have a hole in his heart. He spent two months in the hospital struggling to become strong enough for surgery. Once he did have surgery, he had a difficult recovery since he was so frail.

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Leaving the Landfill to Learn

Since COVID began, the landfill where some of our older students live has seen an influx of new families with nowhere else to go. Desperate parents with no other source of income bring their families to the dumpsite to search for recyclables to sell. LWB is now working with over 60 children living at the dumpsite, and we’re committed to giving these wonderful kids the chance to learn and better their futures.

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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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Cambodia Education Programs Continue Despite COVID

When schools in Cambodia shut down again due to rising COVID cases, our teachers were understandably frustrated. The students were making great progress, and they didn’t want them to lose momentum or become discouraged. So, our always-innovative Believe In Me Sokhem teachers decided to deliver schoolwork to their students at home!

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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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Dream Big for Vithu Village: Amanda

Today, we’d like you to meet 11-year-old Amanda.  She and her two siblings have lived in Vithu Village for the last several years after her parents heard that land was being made available for people living in great poverty. They took the opportunity to move to this remote region and were finally able to set up a home of their very own.

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Dream Big for Vithu Village: Anna

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amanda, a sweet 12-year-old with seven brothers and sisters. Her mother, who works as a migrant worker in the cassava fields, moved her family to remote Vithu Village two years ago after hearing that people who were severely impoverished could get a small plot of land of their very own.

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Dream Big for Vithu Village: Kian

All this week, we’ll be introducing you to some of the children living in remote Vithu Village, a region in western Cambodia which just five years ago was littered with landmines. As the explosive devices have been cleared, an increasing number of impoverished families have moved to the village despite it having no electricity, clean water, or school for the children. Of the 90 children who currently live in Vithu Village, most suffer from chronic malnutrition. LWB has set a big goal to start a primary school in the heart of Vithu Village, including a daily hot lunch program, to make sure the children have the opportunity to receive an education and a nutritious meal each day.

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