“I have been fortunate enough to travel a good chunk of the world and when I fall in love, most who know me would say I fall pretty hard! But nothing could prepare me for my trip last year to volunteer for a month in Cambodia. I thought it would be a nice adventure, something different from my usual wanderlust…I had no idea this opportunity and this place would change my life forever…
I was placed with one of my best friends, Ben, at a soup kitchen for street children called “Les Restaurant Des Enfants” also known as “LRDE” in the capital city of Phnom Penh. There, I had the opportunity to fall in love with over 200 children, learn their stories and find out about a powerful organization that helps street children get an education by feeding them everyday so they can just focus on the important business of being kids instead of joining the work force.
Getting an education is so important to break the cycle of poverty in this amazing and beautiful country. It was So Simple and touching that I have vowed to come back every year to spend time with them…To make sure I am there to see them grow up. In this last year, they have learned English so I am having my first conversations with most of them…It’s my favorite place to be in the whole world…somehow it feels like coming home being with these kids…I can’t explain it in any other way but they are my family and I am so grateful for them…”
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