Guest post by Jamie C. Amelio, author of Graced with Orange. It all began with a dollar. When Srelin, an eight-year-old Cambodian girl approached me and asked for a dollar so she could afford to go to school, I was skeptical. Was this just another beggar’s ruse? I was visiting Cambodia for the first time and was shocked at the filth and abject poverty. Entire villages lacked plumbing or electricity. Mothers on the streets pleaded with her to take their babies so they might have a chance at a good life. And this child wanted a dollar for school? I was doubtful but nevertheless told Srelin that if she would take her to visit the school, I would give her the dollar. What I found at the school changed my life.