After several weeks in Southeast Asia, Lili Association Tropeng Tim stops at the outskirts of Siem Reap and Koay meeting to discuss his project.
This young Cambodian wants to build a school on the grounds of his grandmother. Robert and Alexa go to the scene, meeting family and discover this friendly town that has so much need a structure for children. While Robert and Koay discuss the work and take measures, Alexa meeting locals and photograph the scene.
About 250 families live in this village every year many births. Most of them are poor, women sell cement and brick town and husbands are farmers or fishermen. Most often they have to go find work away from home. Many of these men, husbands, fathers are moving away to find work and do not return. Elsewhere they remake their lives and leave behind women, alone, deprived infants with dependents.
The food is not abundant. So they eat what they grow rice and very little fruit. They also have the fish they catch in the markets where buy according to what let the richest. The houses are mainly palm leaves which is not comfortable during the rainy season. Regarding care, they have no access to “pharmacy” or care center. Too poor, they often wait for the last minute to get to the hôpital.Malheureusement, patients are rarely saved and families into debt, sell their land to pay for the funeral.
If there are smiles and warm welcome, their precarious living conditions and the needs are obvious if one takes the time to look. This situation can be improved quickly and little effort. Some food, some medicines and a school to allow children to choose their future and in turn help their families and all they can finally have an improvement in their condition.
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