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Phnom Penh: A cozy Sunday afternoon – Visiting Yary from CWSG

Phnom Penh: A cozy Sunday afternoon - Visiting Yary from CWSG

The last time I was in Cambodia, Yary from CWSG asked me, if i wanted to come by for coffee one of the days? I would love to, so one Sunday afternoon, Kanary and I took a tuk-tuk to the outskirts of Phnom Penh, where Yary lives with her daughter and their dog Panda.

Yary’s daughter went to law school and she graduated last year, but it is difficult to find a job, so she opened a coffee stall and started selling iced coffee and other beverages to the people in the neighborhood.

She jokingly says that she is making more money on selling coffee, that she would ever do as a lawyer, but there might be some truth in what she is saying, because finding a good job in Phnom Penh can be hard without the right contacts. Instead, she is now dreaming about owning her own brick and mortar coffee shop.

Yary’s daughter is getting married soon, and while we are drinking coffee from her stall, we talk about the upcoming wedding. After the wedding, the young couple will be staying in Yary’s house, and Yary tells us that she wants to surprise her daughter by decorating the room and making it look nice for the wedding night.

After finishing the coffee, we go for a tour around the neighborhood. Yary knows everyone around, so we stop a lot of times along the way to talk to her friends and hear how things are, and it is early evening before we say goodbye and return to Kanary’s Homestay.

CWSG Cambodian Women's Support Group

CWSG in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

CWSG (Cambodia Women’s Support Group) is a group of women in Phnom Penh, skilled in sewing, embroidery and design. The group was founded by Ky Kanary in 2014, with the purpose of providing the women in the group with a source of income from selling different kinds of beautiful, handmade products. Some of the women are skilled in sewing, while others excel in embroidery and design, and when developing new products to sell, they try to make the best use of the inherent talent in the group.

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CWSG in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

CWSG (Cambodia Women’s Support Group) is a group of women in Phnom Penh, skilled in sewing, embroidery and design. The group was founded by Ky Kanary in 2014, with the purpose of providing the women in the group with a source of income from selling different kinds of beautiful, handmade products. Some of the women are skilled in sewing, while others excel in embroidery and design, and when developing new products to sell, they try to make the best use of the inherent talent in the group.

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