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Voices of Cambodia: "No Income, No Food"

Unwilling to ignore the heartbreaking reality being faced by hundreds of families in and around Siem Reap, Cambodia, an incredible woman is devoting her time, sweat and efforts to help some of the most vulnerable people in the community. I first met Naret Chhoy, a jewellery and clothing designer, about three years ago at Genevieve’s Fair Trade Village in Siem Reap - a shop that supports and celebrates the work of people and artists living with disabilities. Naret’s selfless commitment to others has never faltered - and with what’s happening here, since the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is another shinning example. Having lost their jobs and sources of income since the outbre

Voices of Cambodia: "No Tourism, No Income"

DOCUMENTING THE VOICES OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY: Part One - “No Tourism, No Income” (Siem Reap, Cambodia) As we all know, much has changed around the world in recent months, including here - in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where most people are now struggling as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. While cases of the illness have remained relatively low and under control according to local reports, travel restrictions and the drastic drop in tourism have been especially harsh on the people of Siem Reap. Relying heavily on the income generated through the tourism industry (many who need to earn money daily to feed themselves and their families), I’ve decided to help share their voices and stories…

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