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5 February 2012


A distraught woman desperately holding her wounded child barges ahead of the pack at the registration area of the facility. She is guided by an American volunteer and it’s obvious her desperation has possessed him as well. He yells out, “we need someone who speaks Khamai! We need someone who speaks Khamai!” I spring up […]

Reality Strikes

31 January 2012


Note: I wrote this during my first day at our facilities.  I needed a break, you’ll find out why. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more humbled in my entire life.  I’m sitting here in our “press room” which is nothing but a white room with glossy tiled walls, two desks and a pair of […]

On to the next…

29 January 2012


By Lina Noreña After spending two long but amazing days in Phnom Penh, Cambodia we’re finally headed to the city of Koh Kong. I’ve learned to appreciate the small things in life that we sometimes take for granted: access to clean water, the ability to eat with both hands, taking a hike through dirt and […]