The Price of Development

This is not an unusual story. Versions of it happen in every city, every area facing gentrification (as we call it in the West) or development (as it’s known in the 3rd world). Siem Reap is a major tourist destination. It has been for many years now, but more...

Siem Reap Weekend

Jam packed!Saturday morning I went to the Silk Farm. It is about 10 km outside Siem Reap city down National Road 6, which is also the road to the airport. I went by tuk tuk, which was wild. Imagine sitting in a covered cart pulled by a motorbike (with the speed of a...

Young Adult House: An Important Initiative

In my last post I mentioned this as a new addition to the Anjali House program. I am especially proud of them for doing this, because it really does show an unusual and crucial commitment to the ongoing development of these kids. Once they finish school, anywhere...

The First Day of School

I’ve gone back to school, and a lot has happened since this time last year. Anjali House has had a paint job, a bit of a renovation which includes a library, new bathrooms for the kids, an office for the director. The program has expanded to include the...