June 14. Happy.

The time at SSF is wonderful. I feel happy. I would like to work for such an organization when I am big. But will they let me? Ah, will they? They want me to have a diploma. Did napoleon have a diploma? I am so happy here.
We go to the marketplace again to buy some supplies and I see an icebreaker. That would be a nice present if you want to break the ice, I think. We take pictures at the market. Happy.

I learn a lot at SSF.

We have to move on, and decide to sleep early – Vichetr will bring us to Phnom Phen tomorrow morning.

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June 13.

The guesthouse is comfortable, and we got a good night’s rest. The following morning we show up at the foundation and organize a paper maché workshop with the children. This time, there are no disasters and the little ones show their amazing creativity again.

In the afternoon, we visit several of the villages that SSF supports. They are doing poverty alleviation by sustainable donations. In our case, then we decide to donate cows to poor families, that means that the families are supervised and won’t sell the cows off to fulfill immediate desires. The concept has proven to be efficient and is so convincing that we decide to make a larger donation than usual. Yes it feels good: due to my money three families, a dozen people or more, would potentially be lifted out of poverty, the children woould have a future and education instead of falling prey to the ruthless traffickers.

The worldcup has started and we watch some soccer games at night, back at the guesthouse.

June 13.

The guesthouse is comfortable, and we got a good night’s rest. The following morning we show up at the foundation and organize a paper maché workshop with the children. This time, there are no disasters and the little ones show their amazing creativity again.

In the afternoon, we visit several of the villages that SSF supports. They are doing poverty alleviation by sustainable donations. In our case, then we decide to donate cows to poor families, that means that the families are supervised and won’t sell the cows off to fulfill immediate desires. The concept has proven to be efficient and is so convincing that we decide to make a larger donation than usual. Yes it feels good: due to my money three families, a dozen people or more, would potentially be lifted out of poverty, the children woould have a future and education instead of falling prey to the ruthless traffickers.

The worldcup has started and we watch some soccer games at night, back at the guesthouse.

June 11. On to Cambodia. A one-liner.

We take a bus to Cambodia in the early afternoon, leaving me just enough time to enjoy a last cinnamon frappucino or whatever it was. Bus service is up to international standards, it’s just another boring ride with some waiting at the border but no major difficulties. Yeon get her 25 dollar visa at the border and we can continue to Phnom Phen, where we arrive after dawn and decide to look for a guesthouse after taking in our first Cambodian share of internet and caffeinated hot drinks. Someone at a fully booked guesthouse brings us to a befriended lodging where we get an affordable room in a building with a lot of nice stairs.

June 11. On to Cambodia. A one-liner.

We take a bus to Cambodia in the early afternoon, leaving me just enough time to enjoy a last cinnamon frappucino or whatever it was. Bus service is up to international standards, it’s just another boring ride with some waiting at the border but no major difficulties. Yeon get her 25 dollar visa at the border and we can continue to Phnom Phen, where we arrive after dawn and decide to look for a guesthouse after taking in our first Cambodian share of internet and caffeinated hot drinks. Someone at a fully booked guesthouse brings us to a befriended lodging where we get an affordable room in a building with a lot of nice stairs.