Cambodia has a long history of other countries’ wars affecting the citizenry, including the United States and North Vietnam. They also experienced one of the world’s most heartbreaking genocides committed by the Khmer Rouge. All of this left the country devastated, with much of the educated population killed or having fled the country. It also left huge numbers of landmines and other unexploded ordnance scattered all over the country, making the simplest of activities like farming a potentially lethal activity.
Bill Morse, member#1130, gave up a comfortable retirement in California and moved to Cambodia to make a difference in lives of Cambodians. They have helped to expand the clearing of landmines, the building of schools, and, more recently, helped to feed and support a very large number of Cambodians left without resources in the wake of Covid-19 and the resulting drop in tourism to the country.