A DAY IN THE DIVINE COMMUNITY

Part 1: The Morning

Nob Sameat has two children of her own but is a mother of seven. She, along with her own mother Samrith Samean, fosters five children in the Divine Community, one of CCF’s World Housing sites, next to the former landfill in Phnom Penh. In this photo story, she gives us a glimpse into a typical morning for her family; from an early rise through to getting the kids off to school.

By Scott Rotzoll

5 am. One of the older members of the community sweeps around the pagoda.

5:30 am. The children help their grandmother clean around their home.

6 am. Sameat’s eldest daughter stokes the cooking fire.

6:20 am. Mum helps the children get ready for school.

6:30 am. The boys bathe with the help of their mother.

7 am. The children eat breakfast together.

Granny Samean helps the youngest to finish his meal.

7:15 am. The children each receive a little pocket money. Three of the children leave on mums motorcycle to go to school.

7:20 am. Granny Samean walks the other four to the CCF bus pick-up area.

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