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Health care taken for granted: story of Nou Tab (89)

There are moments during our research that the comparison between our native country, The Netherlands, and Cambodia are too painful to ignore. Like a physical experience, the visits and encounters with elderly people in their environment give you more information then we will ever get from so much interesting and well-written articles. One concept in […] Continue reading →

Mith Chham

Mith Chham is a young looking woman, the leader of the Older People Association (OPA) of the village Sam Roang Snor, near Battambang city. She has been OPA leader since 2006, when she was elected. She still does some other work for the community for money, and her daughter doubted her being OPA leader, since […] Continue reading →

Hnok Kok

In the village of Sam Roang Snor, in Battambang province, we meet a married couple: Hnok Kok (80) and Mann Ean (85). They live together in a house in this village and have been living here for as long as they can remember. They never had children, that is why they live alone here. But […] Continue reading →

Elderly: What do we see in Cambodia and The Netherlands (1)

In may 2017 we will première our documentary on elderly in Cambodia, and publish our research about the lessons to learn from lives of elderly and the care arrangements we create. Meanwhile we share with all of you what we see during our research. To take you with us on this journey and the experiences […] Continue reading →

Buo Phan

Buo Phan is an old woman, who has been living in this village her whole life. She lives here with her son Chhouk Chhot (54) and daughter Chhouk Sokhan (62). Her son used to take care for her, but he got sick with polio, and now he is disabled. Now she takes care for him. […] Continue reading →

I will miss you for ever daughter…

Ean Mann hands old Another day in our research into elderly in Cambodia found us in Battambang province, in the house of a woman of 85 years old, Ean Mann. Thanks to our translator, we finally understood what Ean Mann (85) was repeating to us when we left: “I will miss you forever daughter, you and your family. For ever, […] Continue reading →

Our research results visualized: Wall of Elderly

research wall elderly In our current research we talk to elderly around Cambodia. In our house / studio in Phnom Penh we made a wall with the research questions we use, the things we ask the old people we meet: What kind of financial income do you have? How do you deal with sickness? How do you deal […] Continue reading →

Hoy Oeum

Hoy Oeum is 70 years old and lives in the rural village of Sok San, together with her 2 granddaughters: Nimal (13) and Ching Oer (10). She takes care for them, alone since her son left to go to work in Thailand 3 years ago. He has not been back since, and they talk to […] Continue reading →

Eang Shonnary

This is Eang Shonnary he is 77 years old. Eang speaks French, and tells us about his 6 children, 1 of whom lives in the USA, 3 in Phnom Penh, 1 in Siem Reap, and 1 a monk in the Battabang province. Save Save Continue reading →

Poverty: total insecurity

This is Chamso, who we met during one of the Buddhist days at the pagoda. She showed us the small room where she lives, at the side of the Pagoda, together with other “Obesaka”, elderly women who devote their life to the teachings of Buddha. Talking to her we found out that her 5 children […] Continue reading →