The gift of literacy for Cambodian women

Posted on April 18, 2018

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Women who have survived unimaginable abuse in Cambodia will now learn to read and write, thanks to your gifts to our Christmas Appeal in December 2017.

Literacy for a new life

With your help, we raised over $5,000 to build a literacy room at Srey Sanctuary. This shelter in Siem Reap is a safe haven for survivors of domestic abuse, sex trafficking and rape.

You might remember Rotha, a 37-year-old mother of three. She fled to Srey Sanctuary after her abusive husband beat her and burned down the house. At the shelter, Rotha has been attending counselling sessions and cooking classes. She dreams of opening her own shop one day.

Because of you, this dream is now a real possibility. With literacy skills, Rotha will be much more likely to succeed in business, and to escape the cycle of abuse and poverty.

A culture of change

Srey Sanctuary is remarkable because it offers much more than a place to stay. Staff are committed to advocating for women, prosecuting abusers and educating communities. This means just 2% of women have to return for further assistance.

Want to help vulnerable women escape horrific violence and set up new lives? Give a gift that truly matters today.