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Chenda

This is Chenda. she is 75 years old. We met her in a pagoda where we attended a service at 5 o’clock in the morning. There, a 1000 or more old people were attending, mainly women. She made contact with us. We went to her apartment to do the interview. She bought this apartment for […] Continue reading →

Oeun

This is Oeun he is 60 years old. We met him begging on the Kendal market at the riverside. He arrived yesterday in Phnom Penn. He left his family in the province because he did not want to bother them and be a burden for them. When we ask him about loneliness he only smiles […] Continue reading →

Chamso

Chamso has been living in a small room, constructed next to a pagoda  20 years ago. After her 5 children were all married, she decided to live in the pagoda, and practice Buddhism, focused on her next life, hoping it will be better than this one. In her life Chamso suffered a lot: she is […] Continue reading →

Financial income: provide for your family

In Phnom Penh we were looking for elderly who are still working independently of their family. One of the people we met was Mr. Sok Than, a 61 year old cyclo driver in Phnom Penh. He told us: “I come to work in Phnom Penh almost 11 years already. Before I was a farmer.Because my […] Continue reading →

Terrorism and Mrs. Oi Roth

We went to Siem Reap in the North of Cambodia to talk with elderly in a rural environment. We were not prepared for what we would encounter in Siem Reap. It is small city with 250.000 inhabitants. This small town is totally dominated by the tourist industry, receiving 2,3 million tourists in one year. Hotels from 800 […] Continue reading →

Tara

This is Tara (70++). She lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is a Christian in a Muslim dominated world. Her husband died 6 years ago and she is so lonely now that she is afraid of loosing her speech. Her younger neighbor Oroni (20) remembers her from her childhood as somebody that played with them, putting candles […] Continue reading →

Older People Associations in Phnom Penh

Today we met Sok Kho (78) in Phnom Penn, director of the Old Peoples Association in one of the Phnom Penh areas, and his fellows from the OPA: Ma Sarun (77), Ek Sary (62) and Nuon Chun (76). The idea of a cooperation where several people spread the risks in earning their livelihood by working together […] Continue reading →

Ara Chowdhury

  This is Rowshan Ara Chowdhury. She is the grandmother of Alia Kamal, one of the artists of the Dhaka art project. When we first meet, Alia tells me how guilty she feels of having a grandmother in the house, with whom she barely speaks or has contact with. She says her grandmother has been […] Continue reading →

Senhor Laerti

Senhor Laerti is 80 years old and lived most of his life in this apartment with his mother. During his youth he was a jockey, riding on horses professionally in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. He has been director of the building he lives in for 12 years. Now he does nothing anymore. He […] Continue reading →

Senhor Jose and Doña Selma

Senhor Jose is the director of the building where we have our studio in Sao Paulo. He is 62 years old and is finishing law school.  Dona Selma is his wife, she works in the administrative department of a public high school. Continue reading →