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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 outbreak of the pandemic, hundreds of families of going hungry, and the GFTV Food Bank initiative is on a mission to help alleviate the ongoing struggle…

On May 18th, I joined my dear friend Naret as she set off on one of her many missions to deliver food to families in need. Here’s a brief glimpse of the tragic reality being experienced by so many families living on the outskirts of downtown Siem Reap.

--- If you can and would like to support the GFTV Food Bank project, please visit:

--- A profound and sincere THANK YOU to Naret and Rick Wakeman for your incredible work, and to Guy Rady for your help with the translation of Naret’s interview.

Much gratitude and love to you all! - Maggie

--- The following is the second of this series - in Part 2, featuring my dear friend Naret of Genevieve's Fair Trade Village.


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