Poverty Archive

Sleeping in a cart used for collecting recyclables (probably not just a nap; many collectors do most of their work at night.)

Phnom Penh’s informal recyclers

Some of Phnom Penh’s poorest residents make a living pushing their carts around the city’s streets, gathering soda cans, plastic bottles, and anything else they can sell for recycling. This short video shows some of these hard-working people going about their daily …
Confessions of a troubled traveler

Confessions of a troubled traveler

Cambodia is a country of glaring inequalities.  There is certainly wealth here, though its existence is a lot more obvious than its dubious sources. Palatial homes of some of the country’s economic elite dot the Phnom Penh landscape, and nowhere else in …