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Amid roadside restaurants and bustling crowds in one of Herat’s busiest markets, 10-year-old Wakeel is working as a shoeshine boy. Until recently, he had never stepped foot inside a school, instead roaming the street of his city, equipped with a simple brush and several small glass bottles filled with shoe polish, working 11-hour days to provide an income for his family.

My name is Reem*, I am 13 years old. I am displaced from a town in northwest Syria. I have four brothers and sisters who I consider my children because I am the one who takes care of them, raises them and I am responsible for them in all aspects. They are Noor*, 10, Raya*, 9, Abdullah*, 4, little Samar*, one year and a half.

I used to live happily with my family until my father passed away. But at that time my mother was our support system and she sought to be our mother and father.

This trip assured me with a greater confidence that the work done by World Vision and the devoted and passionate staff in Cambodia will work their best to assist more vulnerable families living in developing countries to progress with us. They will be taken care of. Their lives are improving slowly and are progressing towards sustainability in the long run. 

"The main takeaways I have from this trip is that service requires so much humility and patience. It is only when we humble ourselves to really learn and listen to the needs of the community that we can truly serve and be of value and help. This was truly an insightful and humbling experience for me. I am extremely blessed to witness every single individual's inspiring acts of love."

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