Prasot village in Cambodia's far eastern Svay Rieng province is the site of our children's reading room, The Little Library.
Rice cooking over a fire.
The subsistence farmers here have been turning their rice fields with handmade wooden plows and water buffalo for many hundreds of years.
Trying out a traditional Khmer hunting tool- the slingshot.
The villages in this area probably look almost the same as they did in the time of the great Angkorian reign beginning in the 11th century.
The site of The Little Library (2nd floor)
We are currently working hard to get everything set up to open in January 2015. This means our team stays in the village (sleeping on the floor of the library for now) which is a great way to learn about Khmer village life.
A young boy tends his water buffalo.
Chris trying his hand at fishing in the rice paddies.
Moving lumber with a locally made "truck"
Nin saws through bamboo outside The Little Library.
Here's where we will hang the bookshelves!
We are so excited to finish up here and start doing some art and literacy activities with the children!
The past week has been a whirlwind of shopping trips at the markets and building, scrubbing, organizing, and planning for The Little Library.
Director Lauren Iida with a future library patron.