During December 2013 and January 2014 Jeffrey Richards spent time with Moninarom Ouk and Mony Ouk at SFODA orphanage in Phnom Penh.
SFODA has been an affiliate of Humanitus since 2008 and Jeffrey has been an active board member since 2011. Over the years Humanitus has assisted where possible with financial support. We are always excited when one of our board members has the opportunity to visit our friends at SFODA and catch up with the children. The children have settled well into their new home and although there is still much to do to make life a little more comfortable the children do have a great deal more space - approximately 3 times more space than at the old property.
On his second visit Jeffrey took Sothy Prak shopping for a variety of day to day needs. Armed with US$500 cash they headed off to the local shopping centre to purchase sleeping mats, school uniforms, rice and bathroom / toiletry supplies.
Two very busy hours later they emerged with a heavily laden trolley and proceeded to make themselves somewhat unpopular with local drivers by creating a fast growing traffic jam as they frantically trying to load the double parked 4WD that Jeffrey hired for the shopping expedition. A fun and very worthwhile shopping expedition for both Jeffrey and Sothy.