Impact

What really has an impact on me in cambodia is the poverty there. Only yesterday a boy  stuck his hand out of a bush while we were at a resturaunt and asked for a drink of water. We poured him about 660ml of water and passed it to him. 5 seconds later, he gave us the empty glass.  When he had gone, I saw another child drinking what was left of a bottle of coke.

It strikes me that these children should have to suffer and beg while others act the selfish pig and beg for money to feed babies that have tummies as big as the real beggars. I have already seen a beggar  who does that nagging my mum. When she was gone i (quite truthfully) remarked: “if those two are starving than that is one fat baby!” mum was forced to agree.

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One Response to “Impact”

  1. Mish Says:

    Hi Zac. Love reading your blogs. Don’t stress too much about the long division either. You are seeing some amazing things & learning so much other stuff that will also be very useful in years to come. ( Ooh – I could be in trouble for saying that!)
    After reading your thoughts on the poverty you are finding all around you, I thought something that you may not have discovered yet, is that fat tummies on little babies is mostly a sign that they are not getting enough of the right kind of food, especially protein, & are really very, very hungry.
    There is even a name for it – Kwashiorkor

    Mish xx

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