I was a police officer for over 20 years and didn't know how prevalent the problem with human trafficking and sexual exploitation is until after I retired. Law enforcement simply was not educated. To find out that human trafficking is a 32 billion dollar per year industry tore my heart. It's growing every year and is only second to the drug industry.
SENHOA is such a great organization, because the volunteers and staff have such a huge passion to help these victims. SENHOA has created partnerships with key organizations that help meet the needs of the victims they serve. In my opinion, the singe most important attribute of SENHOA is their transparency. There are a lot of great non-profits in the world, but there are also many that are deceptive and hide behind smoke and mirrors. You will NEVER find this with SENHOA. This organization is very organized, diligent, and fiscally responsible! No smoke and mirrors here!
Senhoa has so many amazing attributes. Here are a few of them...
1. Senhoa sticks firmly to it's mission of empowering disadvantaged communities and individuals to take control of their lives and make positive choices. The formula is simple: education + economic empowerment = poverty alleviation = reduction in vulnerability of women to sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
2. Senhoa is a 'Can Do' organisation! We are always thinking of creative ways to strengthen and improve existing programmes and exploring opportunities for new projects.
2. Senhoa's approach is to build partnerships with other strong organisations to achieve it's goals - we believe that it is only working collaboratively that we can achieve our dreams. Two heads are always better than one!
3. Senhoa has the most amazing team of staff and volunteers who are the most passionate, dedicated and talented individuals you could hope to meet.
4. Our true inspiration is drawn from the children, women and men we work with and serve in Cambodia. Our organisation is built from their resilience and passion for life and this motivates us all in our daily working lives.
I could write so many experiences and good things about Senhoa but I want to be brief. I have worked at Senhoa's Lotus Kids Club for over 3 years as adviser/consultant. A small NGO committed to helping the most disadvantaged families in Siem Reap. From the folks in the California HQ to the staff in the field in Cambodia, where I work, the dedication, commitment and caring is so palpable you can almost taste it. I am very proud and feel lucky to be a part of Senhoa.
We have grown quite a bit over the last few years and will continue to help more and more families achieve a better life for them and now and in the future. Please check the blogs on the website about our work at the Lotus Kids Club. Thanks.
SENHOA, where do I begin to share how empowering this nonprofit organization is. It has been such a blessing to work as a volunteer, all it took was helping at one event. The understanding and experience they have caring for survivors of human trafficking is unmeasurable and truly inspiring.
They believe in- Income generation so that young women can obtain economic independence, Educational and social programs for intellectual empowerment, & Using business sensibilities to achieve humanitarian goals
Senhoa is definitely a staple game changer, or in this case Life Changer, for the survivors and volunteers like myself. Senhoa is such an effective organization because of its solid programs as stepping stones to the issue of Human trafficking : 1) Rehabilitation 2) Reintegration 3) Prevention
Senhoa fosters hope and opportunity for the girls in Cambodia, they reciprocate a sense of giving by passing along their strength of character and resilience in the face of adversity.
i first came across Senhoa at a human rights rally. I was drawn to Senhoa because they weren't the typical nonprofit that was asking for money. I've always felt uncomfortable about giving away money to charities. After all, we should be asking ourselves, "What happens to this money, and how do we know it's going to where it's suppose to go?"
Senhoa values transparency as much as I do. All their financials are posted on their website. For example, I can also see that their entire US staff made only $44,000 in 2012. That's less than most individuals make in a year. It's a far cry from the 6 figure salaries that many nonprofit Executive Directors make.
I've been volunteering with Senhoa for about a half a year now, and just bought my first piece of jewelry two weeks ago. So I'm not only a volunteer, but I'm also a client.
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