Our work began in Bali, Indonesia on a vacation in 2005. While there we were introduced to a local “orphanage” caring for 65 impoverished girls. We agreed to sponsor two. The following year we visited our two girls and became more informed about the orphanage, its leadership, and its needs. At that point, we were hooked — and got fully engaged in our mission of Eliminating Poverty by Educating Girls.

This SE Asia Foundation was initiated in 2010 as we expanded into Thailand where we are now actively supporting organizations in Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Mae Chan, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, and elsewhere. Soon afterwards we expanded our work into Myanmar and Cambodia.

We are proud to say that 100% of your donation goes directly to the organizations we support. Of course, we have administrative and operating expenses. Everyone does. Knowing those costs are paid separately by our Founder, you can have confidence that every single penny of your donation goes to precisely where it can do the most good.
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We hope you will find our focus on bettering the lives of children and women in the developing world compelling and perhaps something that you would like to support. On-line contributions can be made directly to our fund by clicking the Donate button on the right side of this page.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, or other matters you’d like to discuss. We always welcome fresh perspectives, new ideas, and — of course — support.
“The need is great. Let’s work together to educate some girls and give them a life free from poverty.”
Our Foundation is a Washington State nonprofit corporation and a U. S. 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Accordingly, all contributions to our Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by U. S. tax law.

Each year since 2019 we have earned the Guidestar/Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency, their highest award level.

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