Alecia is a humanitarian that has worked in both Africa, South Sudan and South East Asia, helping to empower women and children.
Alecia now lives in Kampot and has guardianship of 9 beautiful children who unfortunately cannot live with their families at the moment, but we always hold hope that one day they will be able to be back with their family. Until then they are being loved and supported in the family home that we call LIA (love in action)
Life is crazy now for Alecia and not how she expected her life would be at this stage, but she wouldn't have it any other way. It has been such a roller coaster ride for Alecia, and everyday brings new challenges.
The children are happy, safe and secure in Alecias care, now they are thriving.
Volunteer work that Alecia has done over the years.
Nicaragua was my first trip to a third world country, that trip changed my life and the vision I had for my life. Being an extremely entitled American, I was brought face to face with the poverty, starvation and desperation. That was the trip that started this journey.
Trisha has operated many businesses and when she first went to Cambodia she stayed at a sham orphanage which broke her heart to see the children not getting the care that they required.
Trish met Alecia at the sham orphanage and decided to try and do what they could do to help the children.
Trisha has a driving desire to help rebuild village communities so that they can earn an income that will enable families to stay together and enjoy a true Khmer lifestyle.
Alecia and Trish, have teamed up to start Happy hub that will provide financial assistance to villages of the Kampot Province to enable them to farm year round for an income.
Trish currently lives in Australia to manage the business and fundraising, and visits happy Hub as much as possible.
Trish hopes to move to Cambodia one day.
Main Language: Khmer
Main Religion: Buddhism (Theravada)
Population: 14.86 million (World Bank, 2012)
Poplulation in Phnom Penh: 1,501,725 (Wikipedia – 2012)
Monetary unit: 1 riel = 100 sen
Climate: tropical humid climate: rainy (monsoon) season (May to November) and dry season (December to April)
Capital: Phnom Penh
Major Cities: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanouk Ville, Koh Kong
Area: 181,035 sq km (69,898 sq miles) : Water 2.5%
Border countries: Laos 541 km, Thailand 803 km, Vietnam 1,228 km
Coastline: 443 km
Independence: 9 November 1953
Intl’ dialling code: +855
Electricity: 220V AC 50 Hz
Driving: Right hand side; International Driving Permit required
Cambodia is home to the single largest religious structure in the world, the Angkor Wat.
The Tonle Sap, the only river in the world that reverses its flow annually, is in Cambodia.