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Mekong Blue

Today I picked up a sample of the pouch we’ll be giving away to anyone who purchases 10 or more finger puppets. These are made out of beautiful silk and sewn at Mekong Blue. Mekong Blue is a great, great non-profit organization that helps communities in Stung Treng. I’d always intended to visit their production […]

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Last day of training before Water Festival

So yesterday was the 7th day of training and the last before a week long break. Today is a holiday for the 5th year anniversary of the current King’s coronation, tomorrow is a holiday for the former King’s birthday and Monday-Wednesday are off for the Water Festival. Cambodia has the most national holidays of any […]

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Short and sweet

Only one knitter photo today, down below. Still having issues finding a translator to come with me! Grr. I completely forgot to write about the donation we made last week to an orphanage on the outskirts of PP. We had a bag full of toys that were from the first round of knitting in the […]

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The Dance of the Accounting Fairy

For those of you enjoying a Sunday off, I envy you. My husband, darling, has been bothering me for weeks to budget and account for everything related to CK. Today he basically forced me to do it. A Sunday afternoon spent going through receipts and trying to understand accounting software is not what I call […]

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One week of training down

The first week is finished and most of the knitters are already able to make an elephant puppet! I still don’t have any more information for you as the translator stood me up yesterday and I wasn’t able to collect any stories. Grr. Chan Thyda sponsored by Kasia Zygadlewicz. Kut Jan Kosal sponsored by Jocelyn […]

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Find us at Living Room!

I finally got the act together and put some of our final products on display on Living Room. If you’re interested in picking one up, head over there for a delicious coffee and shop away! Some puppets will be there tomorrow as well. Final training day for the week tomorrow. Sorry I haven’t been posting […]

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Sponsorships call is over!

We’ve had more people interested in sponsoring a knitter than we have knitters! While it’s great that all participants now have a distant supporter, I’m sorry that some of you won’t be able to sponsor a knitter this time around. If all goes well, I hope we can train another group in late December or […]

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Training Day 1

The first day of training this morning went very well. Three knitters, pictures below, were able to finish knitting a bootee and were eager to start on the second one as we were leaving. I’m sure there will be many more finished tomorrow. Everyone who signed up on Thursday attended, which is great. When I […]

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An interesting perspective on globalization

I just loved reading this so much a few weeks back, I decided to post it here too. This might as well be the story of my family (minus Oxford scholarships) from small Polish potato farm to Polish-Japanese, Polish-Greek, Polish-African and eventually Polish-Cambodian children all over the globe. I’m sure its the story of many […]

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Busy Monika

Sorry for my slackness and not updating more as we head into the first week of training. I really thought that with my thesis out of the way I’d have lots of time, but instead I have been running around all week, catching up on all the things I put off while writing. Finally, some […]

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