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Cambodia’s Elderly Faces Increasing Hardships

Like many developing countries, Cambodia’s mainly agricultural society is changing fast, driven by urbanization and falling fertility rates. As young workers move to the cities, older people are staying back in the villages, where they have little support. After Sok Soeun’s husband died 12 years ago, she left her village for the Saravan pagoda in Phnom Penh. Twenty elderly people - most of them women - live here assisting the monks with Buddhist ceremonies. In return, attendees...

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