- It's an opportunity to experience rural Cambodian life
- You’ll join a friendly local family, assisting them with their daily tasks
- Unique insight into Cambodian culture and traditions
We had a great day doing some activities in a Cambodian life. It began with an oxcart ride, lovingly called the "Cambodian Lexus", spent time harvesting rice, a back breaking job in the hot sun that makes you appreciate your job. We then planted trees and had a cooked lunch at family home--food came from restaurant and family learned how to hygenically prepare the food. We had fish cakes, chicken curry and fruit for dessert. Finally we toured the headquarters of Husk and school Husk runs for the local children. Money from this activity goes back to the local people--a win-win situation--you learn about the daily life of Cambodians and help them at the same time.
Very informative and top-quality experience and an excellent guide. It was a very educational hands-on experience in how much of the third world lives. We returned very dirty, sweaty and tired, but we were absolutely delighted that we had taken this opportunity to get "immersed" in the local life and culture. Our guide was very informative and fluent in English. He explained details of Cambodian life that would be difficult to comprehend without a knowledgeable local guide.
The village of Kompheim, just a short drive from Siem Reap, is a scenic and charming location where depending on the time of year you may be weaving thatch to repair roofs, planting trees or vegetables, or helping to make the fiery local rice wine, known as prahoc. Your hosts may show you around their home, as well as the temple and school, and will receive a small payment in return. In addition, your visit will contribute to a village fund that supports vital projects such as digging wells.
Your labour in the fields will be justly rewarded, with an enjoyable picnic lunch shared with your host family, who will be eating a traditional Khmer meal. You’ll come away from this experience with a much greater appreciation of the challenges faced by Cambodian farmers, and their fascinating culture, and you can be confident of making a contribution to a sustainable income for these families.