Mission

Senhoa Foundation supports vulnerable persons & survivors of human trafficking by providing income-generating opportunities, social reintegration and programs for self-empowerment.

100% Promise

We are incredibly lucky that all of our overheads are covered by Mr. John Kimmel and Normerica Inc. As a result, 100% of public donations go directly to the field to fund our projects and serve those in need.

How we work

Senhoa Foundation is dedicated to combating modern slavery through long-lasting partnerships with excellent local partners. Our programs in support of vulnerable persons and survivors are delivered in conjunction with on-the-ground partners.

We choose to work with organizations that already have a track record of exceptional work. Together with our partners, we combine our knowledge and experience to create holistic prevention, rehabilitation and advocacy programs that are also culturally sensitive and respectful of our service users.

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The Team

  • Lisa T.D. Nguyen

    Founder & Board Member

    In 2010, Lisa founded and became the first Executive Director of Senhoa Foundation. For her community service work, she was awarded the Order of Australia Association Medal for Community Services and Young Australian-Vietnamese of the Year.

    Outside of her work with Senhoa, Lisa is also the emcee for Asia Entertainment, Inc., a variety musical production company with over 4 million viewers worldwide and top promoter of artists for the overseas Vietnamese diaspora.

  • Dominique Silverman

    Executive Director

    Prior to joining Senhoa, Dominique served as a co-founder and board member of National Asian American Association, Orange County. As an advocate for the less fortunate, she participated in many nonprofit/charities including Habitat of Humanity and Rebuilding Together.

    One of her previous social enterprise involvement was Affinity Neighborhoods whose mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods through wise property investments. She desires to create a school to promote business, entrepreneurial skills, philanthropic thinking to children and young adults. Through her passion, dedication, caring, and wisdom, she hopes to motivate, inspire, and bring out the best in others.

    Dominique graduated from California State University, Fullerton in International Business and Finance. She loves to travel the world, learning new ways of life,languages, and cultures. She currently works on several business projects of her own and her husband. Dominique enjoys the simple things in life, geeky science facts, outdoors, and activities that challenge her comfort level.

  • Victoria Nguyen

    Logistics and Sales Manager

    Victoria began her journey with Senhoa interning at Head Office as Communications Officer while in school at University of California, Irvine, where she received her BA in Sociology/International Studies and a minor in Conflict Resolution. She received a Global Leadership Certificate at UC Irvine and acted as an outreach coordinator for Senhoa as her capstone project. Upon graduation, she joined the Senhoa team as the Logistics and Sales Manager.

    Victoria also received a Mediator Certification at UC Irvine where she learned the skills to mediate conflicts, negotiate win-win arguments and practiced mediation through small-claims court at her internship at the Orange County Human Relations Commission. She is currently attending the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.

  • Debra Ly

    Country Director, Cambodia

    Debra has resided in Siem Reap, Cambodia for the last 3 years (2009-2012), two of which in the role of Country Director proceeding the work of Anh Q. Hua.

    With her Bachelor of Education from the University of Melbourne, Debra has helped to identify the psycho-educational needs of the vulnerable persons and survivors of human trafficking.

    Debra began her time with Senhoa as a volunteer program facilitator for the Lotus Kids’ Club and CoRE program, and has since then stepped up to be Country Director to facilitate, manage and oversee the development of Senhoa Cambodia’s three anti-human trafficking projects.

  • Linda Lam

    Jewelry Program Manager Cambodia

    Linda oversees the jewerly program in Cambodia by helping the survivors hone their skills toward jewelry crafting.

  • Steve Mojica

    Project Director — Lotus Kids’ Club

    Stephen Mojica, a ‘baby boomer’ from Vermont, USA, married with 4 adult children, earned a degree in Social Work with a heavy concentration on early childhood development and families, worked in the USA for 25 years with families and children including some work in the domestic violence field and work with refugee populations, lived in SR for 2 years mostly teaching Khmer teachers, passions are my family, food/cooking, tennis, and my work with young children, not necessarily in that order.

  • Amy Rorke

    Volunteer Program Coordinator — Jewelry & Lifeskills

    Amy left her home in Australia for a holiday back in 1999 and never looked back! Over those years, she's travelled or worked through more than 40 countries and lived in 7, including Ireland, Canada, Peru and Indonesia - with Cambodia being the current location she is enjoying life.

    Working around the world as a graphic designer for 11 years and as a development and education volunteer for 3 in Peru and Indonesia, Amy returned to University in 2011 to complete further studies in sustainable development and gender equity. Through many experiences and things witnessed on her travels, her interest in working to provide life skills for vulnerable and ex-trafficked girls stems from a deep desire to contribute to a more equal world for women. She believes that higher education and the challenging of traditional gender roles is the way forward for a better future - for women, their families and the community as a whole.

    Her dream for the future is to continue her work with disadvantaged women and children, as well as to become a bee keeper, with the honey produced providing a sustainable business and a more ecologically sound lifestyle.

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Board of Directors

  • Dr. Sophia Thuy Anh Tran

    Sophia is the President of the Board of Directors for Senhoa Foundation. She founded the telemedicine program and created the infection control protocol for residents of Senhoa Lotus House. Sophia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Brown University and Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University.

    Sophia was awarded the Brown University Arnold Fellowship for her independent research on traditional Vietnamese medicine and a full scholarship from California State University of Fresno for her Masters of Public Health. Currently, she serves as an Infection Control Officer and International Health Specialist designee for 452nd Aero-medical Staging Squadron for the US Air Force Reserve, and she is a clinical faculty and attending physician at the University of California-Los Angeles.

  • Dr. Rhodo Nguyen

    Rhodo is a licensed Naturopathic Physician practicing in Washington DC. Her philosophy on health and illness comes from the first principle of naturopathic medicine, Vis Medicatrix Naturae - the healing power of nature. She received her doctorate from Bastyr University and undergraduate degree in zoology from the University of Washington. She is currently the President of the Washington DC Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Outside of the office, Rhodo enjoys yoga, running, snowboarding, cooking, good friends and community service. She believes in "being the change you want to see in the world" and came to Senhoa to help disadvantaged women realize their fullest potential.

  • Lisa T.D. Nguyen

    Lisa graduated from a Bachelor of Law and Master of Laws from the University of Sydney. For the past 5 years, she has worked extensively on issues relating to refugee protection. In 2006, she volunteered as a legal representative, office manager and advocate for stateless Vietnamese refugees remaining in the Philippines. From 2007 and 2009, she was the Executive Director of VOICE and worked on overseeing the resettlement of nearly 300 stateless Vietnamese in the Philippines to Canada. In 2010, Lisa founded and became the first Executive Director of Senhoa Foundation. For her community service work, she was awarded the Order of Australia Association Medal for Community Services and Young Australian-Vietnamese of the Year.

    Outside of her work with Senhoa, Lisa is also the emcee for Asia Entertainment, Inc., a variety musical production company with over 4 million viewers worldwide and a top promoter of artists for the overseas Vietnamese diaspora. She is also the host for the Asia Channel on SBTN, a 24-hour television network available on Comcast and DirecTV.

  • Jasmine Nhi Do

    As a Vietnamese refugee child who feels so fortunate for everything in her life, Jasmine has such compassion and drive for trafficked children and young women. Jasmine has been volunteering for the past 15 years in various organizations serving families in need, Autistic children and orphans. In addition to her passion of building playgrounds in squatter neighborhoods, to give children the basic joys of childhood laughter, she sees Senhoa as a very valuable organization that delivers quality programs to its beneficiaries.

    Prior to joining Senhoa's Board of Directors, Jasmine was a board member of a non-profit called Extend-a-Family that serves children with Down syndrome and Autism. Jasmine was also a board member of Family Services Association, serving under-privileged families in Toronto, Canada. She has also earned a volunteer honor presented by the Mayor of Toronto. Currently as a Business Manager for Re/Max, Jasmine ensures that she allocates time every month to raising funds and awareness for Senhoa.

    Her main hobby is traveling the world, one neighborhood at a time, learning about different cultures and meeting warm people. Jasmine has traveled to India to build homes and areas in Central America on mission trips. Her goal is to eventually dedicate most of her time to humanitarian work, especially contributing to advance Senhoa's programs in order to support the growing number of beneficiaries.

  • Stella Nhung Davis

    Stella was the Community Outreach Worker for Senhoa Foundation in Cambodia and has been involved in the initial planning, design and delivery of Senhoa's programs in Siem Reap. Prior to joining Senhoa, she had volunteered for VOICE in Manila, Philippines from 2004 to 2009 to assist in the resettlement of stateless Vietnamese refugees in the Philippines. Stella has over 25 years experience working in the field of immigration and settlement work. She is a long time community activist and is dedicated to empowering women and stopping family violence. Stella is presently volunteering for Lac Viet Public Education Society as a radio host and delivers First Aid information in ESL format to immigrant groups for the Canadian Red Cross.

Partners

  • Normerica

    Our goal is to enhance the well-being of pets, people, and the environment by providing earth-friendly, premium quality, and innovative pet products.

    http://www.normericainc.com
  • Millionkids

    MillionKids provides educational, medical, and legal aid to survivors of trafficking and exploitation. They offer prevention programs that help children, youth and adults to stay free and to recognize how traffickers work and equip activists and provide strategic support to assist law enforcement.

    http://www.millionkids.org
  • Made By Survivors

    A program of TEN Charities - was founded in 2005, with a mission to end slavery through economic empowerment and education, giving survivors the tools they need to build safe, independent, slavery-free lives. We operate programs in six countries, offering job training and fairly paid employment to survivors, as well as providing educationand aftercare to survivors and their children. Our programs have so far helped over 1000 survivors and their children to create a bright future.

    http://www.madebysurvivors.com
  • Global Giving

    GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $71,278,124 from 282,391 donors who have supported 6,437 projects.

    http://www.globalgiving.org
  • CCPCR

    The Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children's Rights (CCPCR) works towards a world in which children and youth have equal rights in society and are free from all forms of violence and exploitation.

    CCPCR collaborates with partner organizations to eliminate all forms of violence against children and youth in Cambodia, including child labor, trafficking, sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation through intervention, rehabilitation and reintegration programs.

    http://www.ccpcr.org.kh

Annual Reports & Publications

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2012 Annual Report Download
2011 Annual Report Download
2010 Annual Report Download
2010 Tax Report Download
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