Photographer's Note

Take 15 (Click the number for info of entire trip)

It was very tough and complicated to calculate the accurate math on how to distribute the value of US$900 to 90 families, based on current rice price and its availability at the location. However, it is so easy to reach the result of the puzzling math now when you and I are sitting at home in front of our computer:

(25 kg of rice x 1,140) + 10,000 cash = 38,500 riel or ±US$10.00

Based on the factor of $10.00 per family, the donors now can see the exact number of families that received your donations. Please note that the green bag contains 50kg, and 2 families have received a same bag then divided among themselves.

As clarified prior to my departure, the purpose of my presence in Chong Kneas is just to relay the donations from the friends whose names are below to some poorest families of this community after they read my theme and learned that I would return. It was them who approached and asked me to forward their assistance, and I am absolutely outside of their combined fund. With or without their donations, I still have the extended trek to Siem Reab, so please don’t count me alongside their generosity. Should you have question, please contact them directly; my role is terminated after the delivery of rice to the last beneficient. The alphabetical list of the benefactors is following:

* Christine Le, Santa Ana, California
* Cuong Le, Alcon Houston
* DiemLe Nguyen, Alcon Houston
* Johnny Ho, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
* Le Nguyen, Alcon Houston
* Lien Tong, Alcon Houston
* Lilian Nguyen, Alcon Houston
* Loi Duong, Alcon Houston
* Nga Vu, Alcon Houston
* Nicoleta Gramada, Judetul Brasov, Romania
* Phong Nguyen, Houston
* Quan Vu, Bellevue, Washington
* Thai Nguyen, Lang Co, Vietnam
* Tinh On, Alcon Houston

For my part, without the assistance of the following friends, I am sure I wasn’t able to accomplish the donation task:

* Hoang Nguyen, Hanoi, Vietnam
* HoangSang Bui, Siem Reab, Cambodia
* Mai-Quyen, Toronto, Canada
* NgocSon, Houston
* Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
* Tuan Bui, Chong Kneas, Cambodia

On behalf of those who received the meal from you, I sincerely thank you all for your love, your care and great consolation.



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