How they are participating
Thirty years ago, our founder saw Cambodian refugees fall victim to landmines, and then be left without basic prosthetics, crutches or any rehabilitation. With retraining, he assembled a team and began making prosthetics and orthotics. He helped victims regain their strength to stand tall again, and rejoin society.
Today, Handicap International still supports landmine victims with comprehensive rehabilitation, but we also clear landmines (and other unexploded ordnance), and we work especially hard teaching children, women and men to avoid the leftover weapons that pollute their fields, paths to school, and playgrounds. Working in 60 countries, our work extends far beyond landmines.
This year, on #GivingTuesday, we’re asking Americans to take a minute to get to know Kanha, a Cambodian girl who lost her leg to an explosive remnant of war in 2005. We hope Americans will see how a little action here, in the U.S., can make a profound difference to a young, promising girl in Cambodia.