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A volunteer location has been confirmed as the inspiration trip for the Humanity Fragrance Second Edition.  In late March, I’ll be traveling to the Siem Reap area of Cambodia with my husband José, his sister Karina, my sister Katie, friend and photographer Harry, and friends Meili and Dave to volunteer at the Rainbow Orphanage. We’ll be putting our hearts into it, and I hope to come out the other side with a rich experience with which to make our next fragrance.

Founded and staffed entirely by locals, the Rainbow Orphanage cares for thirty-six children, while providing English classes to an additional 250 in neighboring schools.  They are working towards a model of sustainability by implementing various farming and husbandry techniques. Our group will be helping out with all of these things.

We’ve planned an additional week or so to travel around the country.  It’s been a dream of mine to see Angkor Wat, and the time has come!

In researching the ideal volunteer location for our group, I cam across many other organizations that are also doing wonderful things to help their communities. I’d like to take a moment here to recognize them:

Sunrise Children’s Villages

New Hope for Cambodian Children

Mango Tree Garden

Sareka Cambodian Children’s Arts

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  1. February 5, 2012

    …been there. If I were you I wouldn’t worry about coming out the other side “enriched” …I honestly can’t think of a more deserving and gentle place and people to volunteer to help. Have you been to Cambodia? …if not, get ready for some real emotion when it comes to leaving …you’re not going to want too.
    Have fun, do the best you can, live in the moment, and give them all the heart you have …the people of cambodia are, simply, spectacular, in every way, and not all good, but the children, my god, you’ll see 🙂

    • February 5, 2012

      great to hear, thank you! did you mean you’ve been to cambodia, or to the rainbow orphanage?

      • February 6, 2012

        Both …although I didn’t know it was the Rainbow Orphanage until after I left …just “popped” in so to say…

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