Why We Must Pay Attention to Cambodia

Why We Must Pay Attention to Cambodia

Cambodia is in the midst of serious reform. Suspicion of election fraud is still in the headlines, accusations of large-scale human rights abuses are rampant, and sweatshop factory workers are threatening to unionize, provoking violent resistance against the organizers. Moreover, a massive economic land concession crisis has resulted in nearly

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A River Changes Course: Sneak Peak

A River Changes Course: Sneak Peak

“Today,” remarks Sav Samourn, “everyone needs land.”
Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at Sundance, A River Changes Course tells the story of three families living in contemporary Cambodia as they face hard choices forced by rapid development and struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life as

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A River Changes Course: A Message from the Director

A River Changes Course: A Message from the Director

“My first trip to Cambodia was in 1998, only seventeen years after my family fled this war-torn country. I was shocked by much of what I saw – the poverty, desperation, and corruption that plagued the country. But I was also deeply affected by the beauty that surrounded me –

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A River Changes Course

A River Changes Course

Cambodia is in the midst of a massive economic land concessions crisis, resulting in nearly 2.2 million hectares of land being reallocated from farmers and villagers to private firms. Since 2003, over 40,000 Cambodians have been affected by these large-scale land grabs. As companies push in to clear forests for

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February Updates

January seems to have flown by and we have a number of updates for you!
January Newsletter:
Your January issue of Speroway’s “Hope Delivered”, the first issue of our 2014 biannual newsletter, is here. We are so pleased to be able to report back to you about how your generous

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Moving but not leaving

“The only thing constant is change”
At Speroway, we’re constantly evaluating, growing, and thinking of new creative solutions to make sure that we’re meeting the needs of those we help in the best possible way. There’s always a lot going on around the office, and this week especially! On Friday, January

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Some Things Will Never Change

by Tim Fallis
 
Our trip to Tepecoyo earlier this week was one of the first times we’ve ever returned to the site of a previous Speroway clinic.  There’s just so much need within an hour’s drive of San Salvador that we’ve always tried to continue moving into new regions

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Mystery in Zaragoza

by Tim Fallis
We landed in Zaragoza in good time and started setting up in the town square using the municipal offices. Dental, as usual, had come much earlier so they could be up and running by the time we arrived. It was immediately clear that Medical and Pharmacy were

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Pictures Tell The Story

by Tim Fallis
Tonight, as has become tradition on our day off, I’m posting a collection of photos from the past several days here in El Salvador.  You’ll see the team and the people we’ve met – and, of course, the beautiful children.  We’ll be back tomorrow with a full

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Helping Hands in Tepecoyo

by Tim Fallis

Today we left the hotel half an hour earlier than usual to avoid the incredibly congested streets of San Salvador that held us up on our first two clinic days.  Let’s just say that morning rush hour here is quite an adventure.  Once on the highway

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A Good Day in San José Villanueva

by Tim Fallis

Our three buses rolled into San José Villanueva at about 8:45 after a 40 minute drive and we began setting up in the local municipal offices.  There was one massive room for both Dental and Medical separated by a makeshift wall – lots of space but it

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El Salvador/13 – Day 3: Surprise at El Congo

by Tim Fallis

Wow – what a way to kick off our week of clinics here in El Salvador!  Despite all the planning and organizing of the past year and particularly the past 24 hours, nothing could have prepared us for today and our first clinic in El Congo.

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