To be a true partner with the nations in which we operate, it is important for Haimark to exercise social responsibility in Cambodia, Vietnam, India, and Myanmar. We have selected charities that are committed to serving women, children, and families in each developing country where we operate. We founded the initiative Haimark Cares to select and work directly with each organization to determine way in which Haimark can have the most impact in the lives of the local people.
For more on these programs, and how you can help, see their full descriptions below.
The Future of Khmer Children Organization is a Cambodian-registered non-governmental organization (NGO) led by Ms. Chantheany Leng (known to us, fondly, as Ms. Theany), in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Ms. Theany has collaborated with Haimark staff for a number of years, facilitating more than 100 fresh-water wells for families in the rural areas around Siem Reap. We often find her venturing into the countryside, meeting families, distributing rice and medical supplies, and ensuring families without clean water are placed on her priority list for wells. When not working on the fresh-water well program, she is administering the local school and orphanage owned and operated by FKC, teaching critical English, computer, and sewing skills to the children.
Ms. Theany’s hard work in building FKC for the benefit of Cambodian children in her area deserves our respect and, most of all, our support. Through these collaborative efforts with FKC, Haimark makes a small but beneficial impact on the destination, its people, and the future of Cambodia.
For more information on FKC please visit http://khmerchild.org/about-fkc
Since 2000, New Light’s mission has been to provide shelter, educational opportunities, healthcare, nutrition, life-skills training, and legal aid to women and children in Kolkata, India. At New Light, children who would otherwise live and sleep in the streets can have a safe place to play, learn and grow. Women escaping violence and trafficking may participate in micro-grant programs to help them start independent businesses making beautiful, one-of-a-kind quilts and blankets from old saris. The work offers individuals the chance to live independently and helps each person live a life of dignity.
Participants at New Light reflect India’s cultural diversity, and about 30% come from Bangladesh and Nepal. As a charitable organization, New Light does not involve nor support any political group or their representatives. Haimark makes a small, but beneficial impact on this organization and its overall objectives.