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Weʼre raising £5,600 to help build houses for underprivileged families in rural Cambodia

Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
19 days to go

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I have always wanted to do volunteering but could not find a cause that resonated with me until I came across a charity based in Cambodia, it’s called Volunteer Building Cambodia. After a lot of fact finding, I decided to start the conversation with VBC and discovered their cause to very noble and inspiring. I wanted to give something back to humanity and what better way than to build houses in rural Cambodia for families who barely have a roof over their heads. As you may be aware the Cambodian people and country were decimated by the despotic regime of the Khmer Rouge in the seventies where an estimated 1.5-2.0 million people were killed through starvation, execution, disease or overwork.

I am looking to raise enough funds to build two houses in memory of my beloved brother Subhash and brother-in-law Satishbhai who both sadly passed away pre-maturely. Although they were my relatives, more than that I regarded them as my role models. My mentors. We laughed together, we cried together, we golfed together but more than anything, we partied together. Oh..how I miss them.

I have funded my own flights, accommodation and transfers in this respect together with the small fees charged by VBC, any extra received by them is put towards funding a house build.

I hope you will all see, as I do, that this is indeed a very worthwhile cause and dig deep and make a generous contribution no matter how small.

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    1 month ago

    This first house was up last week for my bro! Tough and hot conditions but worthwhile seeing that outside my first house. The family were so grateful to be having such a house! One more to go!

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24

  • Sheena Hindocha

    Sheena Hindocha

    Nov 24, 2018

    Well done Umesh. A very worthy cause! Ramesh and Rashmi Vakani

    £50.00

  • Pankaj Patel

    Pankaj Patel

    Nov 23, 2018

    £50.00

  • Lots of love from Nikhita xx

    Lots of love from Nikhita xx

    Nov 19, 2018

  • Rajeev, Priti, Shreya and Rania.

    Rajeev, Priti, Shreya and Rania.

    Nov 18, 2018

    Well done Umesh. Very proud.

    £25.00

  • Neha - Aneeka’s Beautician

    Neha - Aneeka’s Beautician

    Nov 9, 2018

    Well Done.

  • Arun, Kokila, Sheelen & Shamil

    Arun, Kokila, Sheelen & Shamil

    Nov 8, 2018

    Well done Umeshbhai.! Such a worry cause in memory of our dear Subhash & Satishbhai

    £100.00

  • Pravina Gokani

    Pravina Gokani

    Nov 5, 2018

    Well done UmeshAll the best Pravina Gokani

    £100.00

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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

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