Rouen and Mai-Lin

Rouen and Mai-Lin

Today’s blog honours two fabulous and resilient Cambodian women, Mai-Lin and Rouen. Both have suffered chronic ill health, are the bread winners for their extended families and are currently supported through the Siem Reap Food Bank (SRFB). Mai-Lin Mai-Lin is a widow,...
Tut Hae, Wood & Stone Carver

Tut Hae, Wood & Stone Carver

Tut began carving in the 1980s, following a severe landmine injury that prevented him continuing in the army. Having lost both legs he was unable to find what he terms “proper” employment. He is now an accomplished carver and says that “sculpting with wood is a...
Kim Ly Leoung

Kim Ly Leoung

Originally from Songkat, a village near Pnomh Penh, Ly is a self taught artist who suffered from polio as a small child. He was left paralysed in both legs and, not having transport to get to Highschool School, Kim Ly finished school at sixth grade. Now based in Siem...
Vutha Duong, Artist

Vutha Duong, Artist

Vutha was born in Kampong Chhnang, during the final years of the civil war in Cambodia, ,and contracted polio at a very young age. His family nicknamed him “Muon”, which means healthy, because they believed that he would survive the virus that has left him with a...