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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help build a house for one of the brightest, hard working students at Hope School in Cambodia

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Kendob is a 16 year old girl who lives in a small village in Cambodia with her mother Mah koi. She starts her day every morning at 4am to help her mum, working in the rice fields, collecting cockle shells. She then gets to Khmer school at 7am followed by English school at Hope Agency. Once she finishes her busy day at school she returns home to carry on helping her mum in the rice field, and then ends the day studying hard, to get the best education she can to better her and her mothers life In the future. Kendob and her mum earn no more then just $2.00 a day to survive.

The conditions they are living in is truly heartbreaking. Their house is very basic, made from wood and metal and built over 20 years ago. They are unable to sleep inside as It is very hot due to the metal and with no electricity to power up any fans. They also have no toilet or kitchen facilities.. The house is on its last legs, looks dangerous and is at risk of falling through. As the monsoon season is coming closer they will soon be faced with torrential rain, with no waterproof roofing to keep them dry during the nights.

My aim is to build them a new house with running water, electricity, toilet facilities, and an inside area they can use and sleep in. This would forever change their lives and help Kendob with all her hard work to help better her and her mothers life In the future.

I was heartbroken when seeing the conditions they live in, as well as to be truly touched at how kind and generous Kendob and her mum are. Although they have nothing they insisted on feeding myself and the other volunteers fruit. From the moment I meet these incredible and loving people I knew I wanted to help them as much as I possibly can. With just £2000 a house with all the faculties needed can be built and I would be so grateful if you could help me by donating the funds to build a house that is liveable and safe.

Thank you x

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      I'm currently volunteering at hope agency in Cambodia. 16 year old Kendob is one of our hardest workings students, however she is living in impoverished conditions and struggling to survive on the very little her and her mother have. Please read her story for more details.

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