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The Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) was established in 2004 to help the children of Cambodia, the country with the highest rates of child prostitution, domestic violence and child labor in the world today. The CCF has established a boarding school and daycare for the children who would otherwise be working in the Steung Meanchey dump (the most toxic and largest of its kind in SouthEast Asia). CCF has also established a medical clinic and trade school for the parents who work in the dump.

CCF has also established trade schools for the older children as well as the women who have escaped abusive homes. One of CCF’s trade schools teaches women the art of sewing and craftsmanship, in addition to courses in English and computers. The 35 women in this paid program have designed and sewn a collection of totes from Vietnamese fish food bags that retail online for $35. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Srey Mean Chey tote bags benefit CCF, which helps to keep the children in their program safe, clean, well fed and educated. As a reference, $30 feeds one child three nutritious meals per day for one month.

The collection is available to view here. I am absolutely adding one of these to my holiday wish list. They are so so cool!

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