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January 30, 2017  |  Cambodia

Feb. 4 Today, Saturday February 4, the students started the day by going to the beautiful Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap. The temple is one of the seven wonders of the world and built... Read More

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October 19, 2016  |  Cambodia

December 12: This was the last day of work this week. The other group continued scraping and painting the community buildings and it was a tough go. Sometimes work is work. Group number two finished... Read More

February 21, 2015: Sad Farewell

February 23, 2015  |  Cambodia

Thursday was a quieter day around each project site with finishing touches (install toilet, fishing concrete, roof and doors) being complete by Mr. Son and ourselves. Following a few photo ops, hugs and thanks we... Read More

February 18, 2015: Weekend Fun And Back To Work!

February 18, 2015  |  Cambodia

The last five days have flown by. Our weekend included a half day road trip to Kampot with a visit to the fish market, lunch at The Rusty Keyhole (famous for its ribs) and a... Read More

February 13, 2015: Significant Progress

February 13, 2015  |  Cambodia

Wednesday and Thursday were focused days of work with considerable progress on both irrigation gates. Wednesday’s effort was rewarded with happy hour at The Veranda…needless to say there was much laughter (unfortunately some at Bill’s... Read More

February 10, 2015: Focused On The Task At Hand

February 10, 2015  |  Cambodia

Arriving at the worksite, the water had been drained and prepared for the inlet and outlet walls. There was a different feel around the project today…focused. Fairly quiet around each site as everyone was busy... Read More

February 9, 2015: Ferris Wheels and Muddy Feet!

February 9, 2015  |  Cambodia

First day on project started with a carnival type atmosphere. What started as a photo opportunity, turned into an unexpected early morning ferris wheel ride at a small carnival on route to Odong community. Then... Read More

February 8, 2015: Arrival to Phnom Pen

February 8, 2015  |  Cambodia

After about 32 to 36 hours of total travel, we arrive at Phnom Pehn around noon, just a little weary eyed and jet lagged. Greeted on arrival by Vy (or gracious host) and Betty. Betty... Read More

January 29, 2015: Reflections on Lessons Learned

January 29, 2015  |  Cambodia

Today I really learned what solidarity is.  It is being a friend and not a savior; working side by side to improve our world.  It really hit me today that just because I am privileged,... Read More

January 28: Living on a Dollar

January 28, 2015  |  Cambodia

Today, I woke up, had breakfast, and then the kids who were working on the latrines got to go to the market.  Many people in Cambodia live on less than a dollar a day.  My... Read More

January 28, 2015: Creating Lasting Change

January 28, 2015  |  Cambodia

Today was our last day at the work site in Kep.  I worked mostly by laying bricks and cementing down things.  Quite an adventure, I’d have to say!  I worked closely with a local that... Read More

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