Kong Pixay

Kong Pixay

This Home is located in the Kompong Speu province of Cambodia.

Kompong Speu is not a very productive province agriculturally as it is prone to drought. Kong Pixay is a town in this rural province. Lumber used to be a major source of economic livelihood, but the area has been largely deforested over the past 20 years.

Most of the members of the Kong Pixay church are farmers working on a subsistence level. AIDS, childbirth complications, malaria and poor health care facilities have led to a large population of orphan children. The area has been largely de-mined in the past five years.

A typical day begins as the children awake. Before eating breakfast, the orphans participate in devotions. The school age children either attend classes inthe morning or in the late afternoon. After lunch, most of the orphans take naps, play, study, and take classes in the home.

Later, they eat dinner, take care of the homes’ garden and plants, and attend an English class in the home. The orphans finish each day gathering for church devotions, before setting up their mosquito nets and going to sleep.

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