Dear friends and supporters
I hope everyone had a memorable summer with family and friends. As a new school year begins, we at PIO have signed up for the Global Giving open challenge. Our goal is to build a library for the children at Borei Santipheap II (BSTPII) and we are using the Global Giving platform to meet our $6500 budget. We need your help! Please share this message with your friends and donate any amount you can. For us to remain partners with Global Giving we need to raise $4000 from 50 unique donors during the month of Sept. However our goal to properly fund the project is $6500. You can help us do that! For donors in the US you will get a tax receipt from Global Giving.
Please visit our donor page on global giving at
and donate and share it with your friends. Let them know the work PIO is doing and how important it is for these children to have a safe place to learn to read and play.
For those who have never visited, the community of BSTP II is a recent development created to provide shelter for some of the poorest families who have been relocated from the riverside slum in central Phnom Penh. These families came from the provinces to the city in search of work but ended up scavenging trash dumps and the streets to earn enough money to eat. These children are some of the poorest in Cambodia and without a proper education the cycle of poverty will continue. Children who become educated and literate have much better prospects for the future. Without this program many of these children will fall prey to gangs and drug use and become prime targets for sexual exploitation.
I hope you can donate as much as you can to help us raise our project goal of $6500 from 50 donors. Thanks again for all your support and working together with us to save these poor children’s life.
Thank you for your time.