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09 11 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter October 2021

Dear Friends and partners, This is a longish newsletter as we have completed our annual report and our budgets and plans for this year. I would like to share some of the highlights of this past year as well as our dreams for this current program year. The Covid pandemic has caused much pain and...

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07 09 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter September 2021

Dear friends and partners, Good morning to each of you. The pandemic continues to devastate the country of Cambodia. Many people have lost their jobs and many small and medium size businesses have closed, most permanently. The tourism town of Siem Reap resembles a ghost town as the hotels and restaurants are closed and empty....

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10 08 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter August 2021

Dear Friends and Partners, Today’s newsletter is a little different. I have written my memoirs of 25 years of my work setting up Tabitha Cambodia and its programs. I could have written 10 books of the past 25 years but that’s not feasible. The book will tell you about why Cambodia, my values and principles...

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05 07 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter July 2021

Dear friends and partners, Cambodia has been suffering from an upsurge of the Covid 19 virus. Many people are struggling to put food on the table, to find a job, to keep their families safe. The Delta strain of the virus is causing untold numbers of families to be affected. The tentacles of this virus...

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05 06 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter June 2021

Dear friends and partners, I have exciting news this beautiful day. Tabitha Canada is doing a Virtual Mission for Tabitha Cambodia starting July1 for the savings/partnership program. I would like to share the story of one of our families. Nong Sokha and his wife Doung Srey, live in Svay Reing province. Nong says that he...

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06 05 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter May 2021

Dear friends and partners, The past 6 weeks in Cambodia have been extremely difficult as the Covid virus with its variants has taken hold in the country. Up until then, Cambodia had relatively few cases of the virus but it has now multiplied to over 20,000 cases. The economic impact of the pandemic has been...

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07 04 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter April 2021

Dear friends and partners, In this month of April, we celebrate Khmers New Year, a time when families get together throughout the country to be and rejoice together. But this year the Covid pandemic has struck Cambodia with a fierceness experienced in so many countries around the world and the New Year’s celebrations will be...

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08 01 2021| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter January 2021

Dear friends and partners, The COVID-19 pandemic has started our year with economic hardships in this land of sorrows. Despite the issues revolving around the pandemic our children have returned to school. Mann Tola, is 15 years old and lives with his family in Svay Rieng Province. His family has been in the Tabitha savings...

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24 12 2020| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter December 2020

Merry Christmas Dear friends and partners, During this month of Christmas in the West – on behalf of the staff and families of Tabitha Cambodia – I would like to wish each of you Merry Christmas and the best in the Year 2021. It has been a hard year with the pandemic – a year...

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03 11 2020| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter November 2020

Dear friends and partners, During this Covid pandemic, news from Cambodia is not good. It is not the Covid virus that threatens the lives of many Cambodians, rather it’s the collateral economic virus that threatens so many in this country of sorrows. I have received a number of reports of families losing their land and...

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12 10 2020| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter October 2020

Dear friends and partners, I would like to share the impact of our work in Tabitha Cambodia. Staff continue to work with 6,980 families – with 41,880 dependents.  One such family is Touch Phalla from Trapang Thom Village in Svay Rieng Province. Phalla has five children and works very hard to feed and keep his...

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12 09 2020| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter September 2020

Dear friends and partners, Good morning to each of you. As life continues to be challenging during this Covid pandemic – Tabitha Canada Foundation decided to help out Tabitha Cambodia with a special fundraiser – it’s a Virtual Mission from Canada to Cambodia. How good this is! Life in Cambodia is harsh as more than 60%...

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30 07 2020| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter July 2020

Dear friends and partners, As the Covid virus continues to disrupt the lives of millions around the world, Cambodia continues to struggle as well. Many have lost their jobs because the tourism industry has come to a virtual halt; manufacturing is down to 40% - slowly the local markets are opening and many families are...

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30 06 2020| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter June 2020

Dear friends and partners, It is good to be able to write during this trying time of the corona virus. Cambodia, like so many countries around the world, struggles to find a healthy balance between loosening restrictions for the population to be able to return to work while protecting the population from spreading the virus....

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21 04 2020| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter April 2020

Dear friends and partners, During this difficult period of the Covid 19 pandemic, life is rather uncertain for all of us. There is so much chatter, so many dire warnings that a person could begin to think that the world is coming to an end. So many fears and so much trembling. In Cambodia life...

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15 03 2020| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter March 2020

Dear friends and partners, In this month of March when the country is in its fourth month of the dry season I would like to talk about the impact of water in the lives of so many of our families. Water is life – it allows our families to grow three to four crops of...

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18 02 2020| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter February 2020

Dear friends and partners, Every so often I have a site visit that truly leaves me in a state of wonder. We travelled to our villages in Romae Heck in Svay Rieng province. As usual when we arrived - I got a warm welcome from the villagers. In this case the main greeter was a...

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15 01 2020| Jannes Newsletters
Jannes Newsletter January 2020

Dear friends and partners, As we begin the New Year 2020 I would like to share with you some of the exciting things happening within our Tabitha Cambodia project areas. Last week we went to Prey Veng province – Ponley Sdoa Village. It is an area we started in 5 years ago – an area...

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