Poverty is something you hear and read about but you never really know what it's like until you're actually there. When you see it firsthand, it truly opens your eyes to something you've never experienced before and now it can never be unseen. Our purpose for traveling around the world is to not only create lifelong memories but to also impact those around us. In the midst of our "vacation" to Cambodia, we felt it was necessary to spend some time connecting with the Khmer culture. We wanted to see something different, experience something real, and spread the love and light we carry with us. So we hopped in a tuk tuk and drove to the country side of Siem Reap. Our driver, Adam, walked us through one of the poorest villages in the area. The moment we stepped foot on the dirt path that these people call home, our hearts shattered. On this street alone, there were at least 50, one room, shacks teetering over the river, consisting of at least 4 family members in each. We slowly walked; observing, listening, and often looked at each other in disbelief. We were instantly greeted with smiles, hugs, and high fives. The rest of our time spent in the village was filled with endless love and laughter. The second we left, we knew we had to do something. We talked with Adam to figure out the first steps towards providing help for these families. He told us that the majority of these families are not only jobless, but can hardly afford to eat. So we began brainstorming ways that we could positively impact the community that so desperately needs help. That's when Small Steps Towards Positive Change began. We've successfully completed four separate missions that have made a positive impact on the community in Siem Reap, and we aren't stopping there.