Monday, October 09, 2006

Pompous Villas and Shanty Towns

This is where Neang stays. This commune of about a dozen houses was provided by the construction company for free, if the workers work on the site. Neang worked there before she joined me. She was paid only 6000riels (less than USD1.50) a day to carry the bags of cement and other heavy work. You can see the cement house at the back. Cambodia is full of scenes like this. Pompous villas existing side by side with shanty towns.

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