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It's Our 5th Anniversary

anniversary behind the scenes giving wander well

When I first traveled to Cambodia 7 years ago, I never imagined that my small fundraising project to support a local NGO would evolve into a small business a couple of years later. I launched krama wheel among family and friends in 2012, and one year later returned to Cambodia to deliver school uniforms to the village where it all began. This photo is from that visit. That’s me sitting on a bag of school supplies with the uniforms in my lap (we had to travel by motorized ox cart to reach Cham Resh village because the terrain was too...

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Reflections on a Summer in Cambodia

This post is the final installment of a series by Marisa Vickers, Krama Wheel's summer intern in Cambodia. Marisa spent the summer in Siem Reap with our partner organization, Build Your Future Today Center, to learn more about the school uniform program that Krama Wheel supports. She will be sharing her experiences throughout the summer here on the blog.  - - - Before visiting Cambodia, I would have never guessed how deep of an impact the country would soon have upon me.  However, after completing two months with the non-government organization, Build Your Future Today Center, I honestly feel that I am connected forever...

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Life as a Teacher in Cambodia's Villages

behind the scenes giving uniforms updates from Cambodia wander well

This post is part of a series by Marisa Vickers, Krama Wheel's summer intern in Cambodia. Marisa is spending the summer in Siem Reap with our partner organization, Build Your Future Today Center, to learn more about the school uniform program that Krama Wheel supports. She will be sharing her experiences throughout the summer here on the blog.  - - - I believe that being a teacher is a noble profession anywhere around the world, and the young men and women who have chosen to become teachers in the Cambodian villages that I’ve visited have earned a tremendous amount of my respect....

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Summer Intern Series: Stories from Cambodia

behind the scenes giving uniforms updates from Cambodia wander well

This post is part of a series by Marisa Vickers, Krama Wheel's summer intern in Cambodia. Marisa is spending the summer in Siem Reap with our partner organization, Build Your Future Today Center, to learn more about the school uniform program that Krama Wheel supports. She will be sharing her experiences throughout the summer here on the blog. - - - Within two weeks of residing in Siem Reap, I have had the privilege to observe, learn, and partake in much of the daily Cambodian life through my internship with Krama Wheel and Build Your Future Today Center. I have found that...

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Behind the Scenes: Salai Beach Throw Collection

beach throws behind the scenes updates from Cambodia weavers

How often do you stop to really think about just how much craftsmanship and effort went into making something you own or see? By my senior year as an art history major in college, I found myself jaded and no longer impressed with the masterpieces I was studying. This made me very uneasy given the degree I was about to receive, so I decided to take a painting class my last semester. Luckily I passed, but it was one of the most challenging courses I had ever taken. It put things in perspective very quickly and gave me a renewed appreciation of the...

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