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Making of…Buo Phan (91) Cambodia

Elderly woman (91) Buo Phan in Cambodia We visited villages in the Battambang province, guided by Helpage Cambodia. There we met Buo Phan (91), living there with her children and grandchildren. She is sick, without income and feels she is waiting to die. Continue reading →

When the children move for work, their parents take care for their children

Elderly in the rural area in Cambodia have given a new shape to reciprocity during the last decade. In the rural area, where people live from farming mostly, and are still living in an extended family environment, there has been a population change. Many adult children move to a city or neighboring countries for work […] Continue reading →

Making of…documentary elderly: Khwon Chhoeut

On the 18th of august we met Khwon Chhoeut, an elderly man who lives with his wife in Battambang city, and rents houses to generate income. We interviewed him for our documentary, you can have a look ‘behind the scenes’ in this video. 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 →

Mr. Oeun, 60 years old

    This is Mr. 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 […] Continue reading →

Chenda, 75 years old

Chena, 75 years old, Phnomm penn from Martijn Crowe on Vimeo. 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 […] Continue reading →

Helpage Cambodia

One of the riddles to solve is how elderly in governmental and NGO field of work seem non- existent. As head of sociology faculty Thy Naroeun said in our first meeting: “There are no elderly in Cambodia.” Of all NGO’s in Cambodia (over 300), there is only 1 of them focussed on helping older people. […] Continue reading →

Begging Elderly

Begging is a rare phenomenon in Cambodia compared to India or Bangladesh for instance, especially when considering older people, but it exists. It is anyway good to make the definition that begging is a form of working and giving meaning to life. So far we found that two main systems take care of elderly people. […] Continue reading →