This is the home page of Tabitha New Zealand. We support Janne Ritskes and Tabitha Cambodia an NGO helping the poorest of the poor.
Here you will find some accounts of the organisation, its origins and present activities, new from Janne in Cambodia and accounts of trips by house-building parties from New Zealand.
From: Bob Carver
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 8:55 AM
Subject: step outside
Can everyone please send this to people on their mailing list. .69 of every .99 will go to Tabitha. The other .30 is divided between itunes, and cd baby - so nothing is going to the writer of this song. Her motivation is to help spread the word about Tabitha through the song, and to raise funds for our work.
Everyone's active assistance on getting this out will really help. Would especially like the info to get to all the foundations.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
We are 21 sleeps away from lift-off to our 7th build in Cambodia. Looking forward to once again being the first team to build in a new area. This year we are going to see if we can 'go live' with our new IPad, so with some cooperation from the notoriously finicky Cambodian internet service we will be posting every day. If there are any lapses we will put up longer posts once we hit more cooperative internet areas.
Below is some very exciting news from our friend Laurie Sweig, who has really worked hard with my bass player Brad Campbell to develop a song for download that will benefit the Tabitha Foundation. The song 'Step Outside' is now available for download on iTunes.
I have heard the tune as it has taken shape, and have just downloaded it into my itunes folder. So how about sharing this great work with all your friends. Every download means donation going to Tabitha Canada.
2012 was a busy musical year.
Once again, Brad Campbell worked his magic, provided his musical and vocal talent, and turned my idea into something amazing. Every dollar generated from this song has been directed to the Tabitha Foundation Canada (www.tabitha.ca
). They do amazing work for people in need in Cambodia.
I didn't know this musical part of me existed. I have always loved music. I have always wanted to be a rock star ... maybe not a rock star. Still, I didn't know I could write songs. I didn't know I could sing. But I can. At 52 years old I discovered I can do this; you can teach an old dog new tricks.
There is another song in production, and another one waiting in the wings.
Thanks for reading. I hope that you enjoy the music has much as I enjoy creating it.
Love and hugs,
September 6, 2012
Dear Friends and partners,
Today I would like to share the impact of water on our families. With a change of attitude through savings, a source of dependable water has the greatest impact on our families. This past 12 months we were able to install 2,597 sources of water which directly impacted 5,350 families. What we mean by direct is that the water sources are installed for specific families because these families must be able to earn an income from the water – but - families in the community who do not have their own water source do have free access to the water for family use – uses like taking baths, washing clothes, water for cooking and cleaning. more>>
Nokor Tep Women's Hospital
Dear friends and partners,
I want to share with you the beginning of our latest outreach. It's Nokor Tep Women's Hospital. I know there are many of you who ask, "Now where did this come from?" I would love to say simply from my own journey with breast cancer but that's not true - the breast cancer is the catalyst of a turning point of the journey - not the beginning. more>>
Where we've been
Some history of Tabitha in New Zealand. more>>
Participants tell their stories. more>>