1. What makes you passionate about helping [NGO]?
The Khmer Rouge left it’s mark on this beautiful country and people. And importantly, these tragedies were not that long ago for Cambodia. The genocide and ensuing poverty deeply affects many still, which creates significant problems including crime, child trafficking, and much more. This NGO has a fantastic track record of helping children who used to beg on the streets by providing them with housing, education and health care. For me to be able help in even a small way is a remarkable and humbling privilege. Over the years this NGO has continued to expand their services to extend to other vulnerable members of the community. I cannot wait to get down there to support them in telling their amazing story – and to help them to continue to get the assistance they need to keep improving so many lives around them.
2. How do you believe your photography can make a difference for them?
I feel like the opportunity is to simply capture the heart and beauty of the people associated with this NGO in Cambodia and the good results they are achieving. If I can achieve that simple goal, their heart shared in pictures will speak for itself to the broader global community.
3. What message would you like to send to your supporters?
If you decide to contribute to helping this specific NGO or any of the other volunteers on this website – without question, thank you. All of the photographers here work out-of-their-pocket on all travel, equipment and other expenses and donate their time to help. Please know that you will be making a difference in people’s lives and we all have an opportunity to be part of these amazing stories.