Borey Bo

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Borey Bo

The Borey Bo home is located in the Kompong Chhnang province.

The Church Orphan Home was built and established in late 2005. It was built in the small town and it is just a minute drive to get to the home from the main road that runs back and forth from the Thailand border.

The home is located in a province that was heavily land-mined by the Khmer Rouge, because that area is along the main road to Thailand. The Cambodian Mines Action Committee (CMAC), which is the primary mine removal agency in Cambodia, has been working in the province for eight years.

Much of the province has been cleared of mines, but a number of children in the homes are there due to death of one or both parents from mine explosions. Death from childbirth, landmines, violence, and diseases such as malaria, dysentery, dengue fever, and AIDS are the main contributors to an overwhelming orphan population. With the highest HIV infection rate in Asia, death due to AIDS is becoming the number one cause of orphaned children in Cambodia.

A typical day begins as the children wake at 5:30am. Before eating breakfast, the orphans participate in devotions. The school age children either attend classes in the morning or in the late afternoon. After lunch, most of the orphans take naps, play, study, and take classes in the home. Later, they eat dinner and take care of the home, garden and plants. The Borey Bo family orphans finish each day gathering for church devotions, before setting up their mosquito nets and going to sleep.

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