|Chita (left) and Rosa (right) during a rare home visit in 2013. Their mother, Chanti, is behind them, pointing.|
|Chita's last day at home in July 2008, with dad, Chhork, new baby Srey Ka and mum, Chanti|
|Chita kisses her baby sister, Srey Ka on her last day of freedom|
|Chita here in the hands, literally, of the Christians who are just about to make her mum Chanti an offer too good to refuse!|
The answer to this question is to be found in two Memoranda of Understanding that Citipointe entered into with the Cambodian Ministries of Foreign and Social Affairs in 2008 and 2009 respectively. I have been asking this question for five years now. Neither Citipointe nor GDG will provide the relevant MOUs to the parents of the girls removed from their care, to myself (as their legally appointed advocate) or to anyone else who asks to see them.
|After a prayer meeting and singalong Rosa, Chita, other kids and their parents have been well groomed for the offer that is just about to be made by Citipointe church|
|Food parcels handed out by Citipointe to the kids and parents|
Given that you have, in Peta Credlin, a Chief of Staff who does not suffer fools gladly and who is unafraid of asking difficult questions and expecting answers (as opposed to spin), perhaps Peta could get on the phone and ask these two questions of Citipointe church and the Global Development Group. If they cannot supply documented proof of the legality of their actions, the tax-deductible status of Citipointe’s ‘SHE Rescue Home’ and the Global Development Group should be revoked.
|Along with a food parcel, Chanti is about to be offered assistance by Citipointe that seems, to her and to me, to be very generous and with the best of intentions to help the entire family.|
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