Chamso has been living in a small room, constructed next to a pagoda 20 years ago. After her 5 children were all married, she decided to live in the pagoda, and practice Buddhism, focused on her next life, hoping it will be better than this one. In her life Chamso suffered a lot: she is the oldest child from a poor, divorced mother. She lost her husband and a child during the Pol Pot regime, and is now scrambling by to make ends meet. She has no income at all, except from the 0,25 cents that she gets from visitors to the pagoda once in a while.
Thu Aug 18 , 2016