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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. - James 1:27
One of the few charities to care for the elderly, Stitches of Hope cares for fifteen older women in Pursat, the capital of Pursat Province on the banks of the Stung Pouthisat River in the western part of the country. Support provides them with basic necessities only but they are so grateful to receive the help.
Many of these elderly ladies, now in their 80s and survivors of the 1975 civil war and genocide, are caring for their grand children on a daily basis while their mothers work away from home.
Pursat Village support was established in 2009 as Chanthy's relatives lived there and were struggling to earn enough money to support their children and themselves. This problem, a tragedy that is all too common, is widespread in rural Cambodia which often leads to children being trafficked and used for child labour.
A remote village several miles from the town of Pursat where the people struggle to provide education and sanitation for their families. SOH are supporting them in many ways, including a monthly sponsorship which provides a food package.