An Island in the Mekong

A boat trip from Kampong Cham to visit a community living on an island in the Mekong river. Matthew, a young volunteer from the French NGO Amica had been tasked with finding out more about the islanders and how Amica might be able to help them.

Matthew explained to me that a few years earlier Amica had been able to provide a water tower to store fresh water for villagers in a nearby area.

When I learned from Dari, the Khmer girlfriend of a French expat bar owner in Kampong Cham, that she was going along as interpreter for Matthew I jumped at the chance to tag along too. With fellow tourists John from New Zealand and Robert from San Diego we made a multi-national delegation!

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