Being poor in Cambodia

IMG_301100Commenting on the actions and choices, being poor has nothing to compare with you.

Being poor is waiting in the toilet until your friends will be ahead to get their school lunch and won’t hear you say “I get free lunch or can I get a free lunch?” when u get to the cashier.

Being poor is seeing how few options you have.

Being pooor is having no friends.

Being poor is thinking working in a 120$/month factory is a really good deal.

Being poor is living with a foreign husband who beats you and your kids because you can’t afford to feed you and your kids.

Being poor is lying that you are not hungry and keeping the food for your child.

Being poor is catching frogs when it rains for dinner.

Being poor is eating leftover food, drinking river.

Being poor is crying with your sick child for not having money.

Being poor is your mum repeatly says « you can be anything you want » to keep the whole family feel better while she does not really believe it.

Being poor is your mum lies about having job, she lies about having money, she lies that she is not tired, she lies that she is not hungry, she lies that she has everything, she lies about her happiness, she lies because of you, she lies for your future.


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