Cambodian rural village
Cambodia located in Southeast Asia bordered to Thailand, Loa and Vietnam covered the area of 181 035 square kilometers divided to 25 provinces and 5 cities populated 15 million people.
Cambodia one of the poor country in Asia with 80 percent of the population live by agriculture rice, corn , potatoes, tapioca… etc. there are around 42 percent or 6 millions people live under poverty with 1.25 USD per days in 2005 and nearly 3 millions are earning less then a dollar a day.
Cambodian people live in rural area most of the villages there are no electricity supply but some villages there are private electricity provided but extremely expensive around 50 cents ( USD ) per kilowatt ( KW ) since the electricity too expensive most of them can’t connect to their house even some of them connected but they used it very carefully only switch on the light and watch TV in their favorites program only. Some villages they can’t afford to connect the private electricity they used oil lamps or battery to illuminate their house at evening & night.
Life of Cambodian people in countryside reality very friendly, everyone smile to each other all the time they met, mean everyone in the village knew each other almost all villager and they live much more natural because everyone grows their own plantation such as rice, corn, eggplants, morning glory, tapiocas, …etc. they also raised cattle like cows, water buffalo, pigs …etc so after they bring them to sale in the village market so most of the time they live really organic and people live much longer then city people, peoples live up to 85 to 90 years old. They could caught frogs, crabs, fish behind their house or behind their village to cook including some vegetables they don’t need to buy since they can pick up them around their rice fields.
People still used animals like cows or Water buffalo to help their plantation such as plowing the lands, transport their products from and to their rice fields.
Cambodian people live in the traditional life style their house made of woods, and the roof made of tree leafs such as coconut leaf or palm leafs. Mostly Cambodian traditional homes made on pole from 2-4 meters high so the can do some activities under the knees. They could put their hammocks, to keeping their raised animals and make their own silk weaving, especially to defend the termites eating their house so their houses could last longer.
Q. Why do most of house along the roadside made on stilt or on pole ?
A. The reason why people in Cambodia built their house on stilt or on pole because they can avoid the flooded, can keep their own cattles, keep them cool since they have no electricity, to protect the termites eat their house…etc.
Q. Do they have school at rural area ?
A. Yes they do have school but simply not enough school especially secondary and high schools. They normally have primary schools which is walking distance from the students houses.
Q. How do Cambodian students go to schools ?
A. Most Cambodian students go to school by walk, bicycle and Motobike because government didn’t provide schools buses for students so they most find their own ways to go schools.
Q. Do Cambodian students have to pay for schools ?
A. Government schools is free for all students but they must pay for their books, pen, uniform and transportation on their own.
Q. Do all the kids must go to school ?
A. Cambodian kids by the low yes they most go to schools but in reality not because there are no punishment to parents who not sending their kids to school and some of them can’t afford to buy books or uniforms for their kids so they don’t send their kids to schools.
Q. How many percent that Cambodian students get degree from university ?
A. Around 10 percent of the population for 2016 some years ago around 2004 around 3 percent only.
Q. How do Cambodian people at countryside make a living ?
A. Cambodian countryside people make a living by farming, raised animals, fishing,hunting , trading …etc.