Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Things Are Changing At Rapha House

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. --Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

We just signed the lease on our new vocational training building. Now we can house up to 30 girls in our aftercare program!

Furthermore, we've added a new course to our program that teaches our girls the wedding business. Weddings are big business in Cambodia. The median age there is 21 years. And there are plenty of young people in Cambodia getting married. So we thought it would be wise to offer our girls an opportunity to learn this business for their selves.

Additionally, we are keeping our old facility and opening a restaurant there that will be run by one of the girls who left Rapha House after she married. It’s our first micro-finance project!

Things are changing at Rapha House. And with your help, we're bringing hope where there was no hope. Thank you for caring.