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Love and compassion in action in Cambodia

12 Mar 2020   |   Blog

Read a blog by our Caritas CEO Kirsty Robertson, who recently visited a prison program in Ratanakiri where Caritas through its partner Caritas Cambodia is helping to change lives. … Continue reading

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Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe

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