Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Having A Bad Day?

Think again...
A few weeks ago we took a small group of students from KYSD to visit Stung Mean Chey, Phnom Penh’s municipal dump. Around 10,000 people live in the adjoining slums and most, including children, seek a meagre income picking through trash at the dump. With empty rice sacks and metal hooks in hand, most are searching for tin cans, plastic bottles and other recyclable goods which can be sold for around 10 cents per kilo. Garbage trucks constantly roll through dumping trash while people swarm around looking for goods they can sell before the bulldozer quickly shovels everything over the edge. There were countless children, few people wearing shoes let alone masks or gloves and houses constructed right on top of the smoking mountains of trash. Everything ends up here, including dangerous medical waste and poisonous chemicals. This place is the closest thing to hell on earth.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey babe how are you i like some of the photos on your blog and the ones on facebook are really nice my love i miss you so much hermosa cant wait to see you and hold you tight in my arms message me back when ever you can ok my love. i love you and wish i could be there with you honey pants love of my life.yours allways frankie the crazy spaniard pants

Jane said...

hi lorna, i am jane, from perth.currently working on a design project(rainwater tank) in Kandal province. i can hardly find any pictures and relevant informations about the size of a house in cambodiaa. i'm thinking if you have any idea of the size of one house in rural area in cambodia? if you do, please do e-mail me to jane_tfp_2002@msn.com. thank you.