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Sold For a Handful of Sugar, Cambodia

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Cambodia - Kampong Speu Province - Louv Veoun, 39, holding the only duck she has in her garden, her family has become so poor after she lost her land that their daily meal consist of a handful of rice per person at night. “I don't want money, I want my old land back. It is the land of my ancestors”. Louv Veoun, 39 and mother of 8, was living in a small cottage on her rice field in Kork until March 2010, when she was dispossesed of her two hectares of land and compensated with 25 USD. She was forced to abandon her house and settle in a piece of land belonging to some of her relatives, close to the plantation. Today, she lives in utter poverty together with her family.