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Have you ever a seen a Coca Cola commercial with a smiling 85 year old couple?

Nou Tab in his 'house' in Cambodia, elderly man with no income or health care Have you ever seen a Coca Cola advertisement in which two smiling elderly of 85 years old look at each other, radiant, sipping on the same straw? Forget it. Our visual culture is focused on young body images. With a demography in which the vast majority is young this is the ideal, even for the […] Continue reading →

Yoeum Phor

n the village of Chung Thnal, close by Siem Reap, we are welcomed in the house of Yoeum Phor. She is a widow of 76 years old. She lives by herself in a wooden house with a garden around where she keeps some chickens. A lot of people and children are in her garden, and […] Continue reading →

Barely any spending on elderly

Buo Phan (91) portrait elderly poor In a 2015 article in the Phnom Penh Post, we find affirmation for what we were suspecting during our research on elderly in Cambodia. We went through all budget information released by the Cambodian government to find how much of their budget is allocated to elderly support. Our fellow researcher translated all from Khmer, looking […] 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 →

Policy on elderly: trends in Cambodia 3

OPA policy in rural area Cambodia Elderly policy in Cambodia As we do in other countries, we also research the current demographic trends and policy to find important developments and key issues. In a serie of 3 articles you can read about Cambodia. According to the strategic planning for 2014 to 2018 the Ministry of Social affairs, Veterans and Youth is […] Continue reading →

Policy on elderly: trends in Cambodia 2

Environment elderly cambodia As we do in other countries, we also research the current demographic trends and policy to find important developments and key issues. In a serie of 3 articles you can read about Cambodia. From all census and research information done in Cambodia, the following key issues are formulated: 1. Poverty Many elderly are living in […] 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 →

Policy on elderly: trends in Cambodia 1

As we do in other countries, we also research the current demographic trends and policy to find important developments and key issues. In a serie of 3 articles you can read about Cambodia.  Age group 1998 2008 2018 2038 2048 0 – 14 42.8 33.7 28.5 22.1 20.8 65+ 3.5 4.3 5.0 9.1 11.3 Source: […] 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 →

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 →