As a young woman in Siem Reap province, Lida learned hard lessons about betrayal.
“My husband cheated on me with my own mother, forcing me to leave my home with my son. I was hurt so bad that it felt like someone was killing me while I was still alive,” she cried.
Treated as a stranger in her village, Lida describes her life then as being like “a flower floating on the water and never knowing where it is going.”
As recently as the 1970s, the murderous Khmer Rouge regime scourged the country of anything that threatened its power. Those who survived the years of brutal killing were turned against each other. They corrupted the beauty of Cambodia and destroyed the ‘safe place’ of family. Lida’s suffering over the past decade is indicative of that.
Help mend some of the damage
There is a Khmer saying, Plates in a basket will rattle, meaning that conflict and disharmony between people is to be expected. In Cambodia the plates are not just rattling but breaking throughout society: desperate marriages, family conflict, corruption, addictions, child exploitation and violence.
But FEBCambodia speaks of love, grace, forgiveness and hope through Family FM. Family FM broadcasts more than 40 programs throughout the neediest provinces of Cambodia, investing in quality radio, personal contact with listeners and live events such as concerts, forums, training sessions and listener feedback meetings.
Tax deductibility is available to support Family FM’s programs and ongoing personal contact with listeners.
By raising $52,000 FEBC Australia will support more than 40 programs to impact women, children, families and health in communities. You can bring people together and help Cambodia to heal.
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Family FM radio leads people to do good things and walk away from the bad things. Qin Bao, Prey Veng province
Through our project partnership with Global Development Group, tax deductible receipts for gifts of $2 and over with a preference for the J854N Promotion of Family FM Program, Cambodia will be issued by the FEBC Overseas Fund (ABN 74 901 814 246). Any excess funds will support other approved project activities.
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