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SWAZ in San Francisco is doing 42 things including…

help publicize the Riverkids Project

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SWAZ has written 11 entries about this goal

I am no longer alone with this goal

I was moved to tears when I saw that nouvelle jen adopted it.

Why no help here?

I have had this on for years and no one else has adopted it. This is a truly amazing and worthy charity.

Looking for a worthy cause to donate to?

Check out Riverkids.

Your donations will help fight child-trafficking and not get eaten up by administrative costs or executive salaries.

Check out the finances. They do an amazing amount will very little. The most deserving charity I have ever investigated.

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The Latest From Riverkids - Give it if you got it

Riverkids is an amazing charity that does a whole lot with very little. This is a place to donate if you like to see your charity dollars used efficently. Below is their latest email blast.

Hello Riverkids supporters!

The past month has been intensive – on top of the regular work of over two hundred kids going to school, counseling, hospital visits, outreach and workshops, we re-organised our Cambodia team and put in some serious time on our backlog of work.

We have several volunteer teams coming up from October, and all the behind-the-scenes work is starting.

But most urgently of all – We need US$2,500 in the next few days to meet our July costs.

Help us now – donate online!

Why? Crippling inflation in Cambodia.

In June, we finally raised salaries 40% in Cambodia. Inflation in Phnom Penh is up to 60%, with petrol, rice and other basics doubling. We’re stretched as tight as we can.

And we’re still getting children referred to us.

We’re not opening any new programmes, but there are babies born to Riverkids’ families, little sisters and brothers joining classes and every month, children in the community with no-one else to turn to.

An orphan passed from family to family, an HIV+ mother and son, a teenage girl angry with the world and running away – if we can’t find another place to take them, then we do our best with what little we have.

You can help us do more!

Highlights and lowlights:

Two of our Get Ready girls have jobs at a restaurant in a good hotel in Phnom Penh as cooks! They’re getting a decent salary and love their new jobs.

Rising costs have seen some of our younger children back on the streets collecting garbage again. We are working with their parents to keep them in school.

Three of our teenage girls are going to Australia for a football competition! The Happy Football NGO is sponsoring them. Riverkids has two football classes through them, and the kids involved are enthusiastic and working hard.

We had a teenager arrested with a host of other problems. She was released and we’ve sorted out most of the mess, but how do you help someone who refuses help? One glimmer of hope – the young child of one of the teenagers involved is now enrolled with us.

Another teenager who moved abruptly away has been located and safe in the countryside in a better situation. We’re visiting the family every two months and will continue helping her.

We are very sad to report one new baby died. We’re helping the family through their struggle with practical support and counseling.

We have three HIV+ children now, and we’re preparing for mass screening. We need counselling and support first.

There is so much to do. You can help!

Blum renovations are going well and Blum has two big classes going full-speed. Two months to their enrollment in school for the very first time.

Two dozen of our Alexandra kindergarteners are joining them in grade one too, so some of the littlest kids from Blum have been transferred to Alexandra’s kindergarten.

A warm hello to Jane who is volunteering with us for three months in Phnom Penh!

Congrats to Pachdey, promoted from Educational co-ordinator to our Alexandra site manager! I interviewed Pachdey when she first came to us as a teacher, and in the last two years, I’ve seen her compassion and confidence come out. She’s a remarkable young woman, and she cares for all the children at Riverkids deeply. Her email is:

There is so much to do. You can help!

As always, any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to email us.

Dale Edmonds
HP: +65 81134323

Stop child trafficking in Cambodia

Working directly with families to protect children and find alternatives to child begging, exploitative labor and sex work.


Riverkids on YouTube!

Human Trafficking is the Horror of Our Time

Current World-wide Human Trafficking Statistics:
During the last year, the US Government estimated that 600,000 to 800,000 people were trafficked across international borders worldwide.
Of the 600,000 to 800,000 people trafficked across international borders every year, 80% are female and 70% of those females are trafficked for sexual exploitation.
Of the 600,000 to 800,000 people trafficked across international borders every year, 50% are children.
Estimates of people trafficked into the United States ranged from 14,500 to 17,500.
According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, human trafficking generates an estimated $9.5 billion in annual revenue. It is closely connected with money laundering, drug trafficking, document forgery, and human smuggling.(State Department’s 2005 Trafficking In Persons Report)
Field Research Findings:
89 percent of people being used in prostitution want to escape.
60 to 75 percent of women in prostitution have been raped.
70 to 95 percent of women in prostitution have been physically assaulted.
68 percent of women in prostitution meet the clinical criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder.(State Department’s 2005 Trafficking In Persons Report)

The Riverkids Project makes concrete progress against human trafficking on a very small budget because their dedicated volunteers hold down administrative costs.

To my mind, they are the most deserving charity I have ever come across.

A Note From RiverKids Project Executive Director


Thank you so much for your donation! I’ve been totally late in answering
emails while we’re putting two new projects together for March.

Your donation funds practical local work with children at high-risk for
trafficking, such as nutritious lunch meals, weekly-boarding for abused
kids and family intervention by a social worker they know and trust.

Working with high-risk children means working with families who have
often already sold a child and have serious problems like poverty,
alcoholism and domestic abuse. Riverkids works mainly with the most
marginalised urban communities, the ethnic Vietnamese and mixed-race

Your support means a lot. Thank you!

Dale Edmonds
HP: +65 8113 4323

Help stop child trafficking in Cambodia!


Thank you for your great work. I am touched by your efforts and vision. I think that everyone that took time to investigate Riverkids Project would donate if they were financially able to do so. It is my intention to spread the word in order for you to continue and perhaps expand your services.

Good luck,


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