Phealy “Ly” Kim, head of HOPE International Development Agency, Cambodia, visits a rural primary school built by the organization in the Pursat, poorest province in the country. November 20, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Woman rides a motorcycle with her little boy on a dirt road in Pursat, Cambodia. Motorcycles are the most common means of private transportation in Cambodia. November 20, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 The bedroom of a relatively well-to-do family in a village in Pursat, Cambodia. This household received a well and a series of micro-loans from HOPE International Development Agency about a decade ago, now they own a large farm and are contemplating expansion. November 21, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 A little girl plays with a plastic water bottle, an object in high demand and used as a container for all kinds of liquids for an average rural household in Phnom Kravanh district of Pursat province, Cambodia. November 22, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 A group of schoolgirls play at recess at a rural elementary school built with the aid of HOPE International Development Agency in Pursat province, Cambodia. The game requires the girls to jump over a rubber band that is stretched out—higher and higher—by the opposite team. The team that can go the highest wins. November 21, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Women make rice noodles for sale on the local market, a thriving business funded with the micro-financing programs from HOPE International Development Agency in Phnom Kravanh district of Pursat province, Cambodia. November 20, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 A little girl runs to school after recess. In the province of Pursat, Cambodia, on November 20, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Women work beside the men on a dry-season rice field, a project supported by HOPE International Development Agency in the province of Pursat, Cambodia. The relatively new technique makes it possible to triple the rice output and break the circle of famine and poverty in Cambodia. November 22, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Butcher counter woman is sound asleep in the middle of the busy town market, in Pursat, Cambodia. November 23, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Like a modern-day knight, Pheaktra from the Cambodian branch of HOPE International Development Agency, mounts her motorcycle, prepared to visit the next development project in her care in the province of Pursat, Cambodia, on November 28, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Garment factory workers, mostly girls of 16-18 years of age, are heading to work passing by in an endless column of trucks on the road to Phnom Penh. The Cambodian garment factories are infamous for their brutal working conditions and minimal pay. Cambodia. November 27, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Women return home from the fields. Compact discs are often propped as makeshift reflectors on carts pulled around by mechanical plows in Cambodia, to make them more visible at night. In the province of Pursat, Cambodia, November 22, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Barang, a girl with unusually light skin and wavy light hair plays in the back of her family farm. The word “barang” stands for “French” or “foreigner” in Khmer. In a village in Pursat province, Cambodia. November 23, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Practically blind, yet full of cheer, this woman is one of many who live in the biggest Buddhist temple of Pursat, Cambodia, having devoted their lives to caring after the monks. November 30, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     
 Phealy “Ly” Kim, head of HOPE International Development Agency, Cambodia, visits a rural primary school built by the organization in the Pursat, poorest province in the country. November 20, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Phealy “Ly” Kim, head of HOPE International Development Agency, Cambodia, visits a rural primary school built by the organization in the Pursat, poorest province in the country. November 20, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan

 Woman rides a motorcycle with her little boy on a dirt road in Pursat, Cambodia. Motorcycles are the most common means of private transportation in Cambodia. November 20, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Woman rides a motorcycle with her little boy on a dirt road in Pursat, Cambodia. Motorcycles are the most common means of private transportation in Cambodia. November 20, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan

 The bedroom of a relatively well-to-do family in a village in Pursat, Cambodia. This household received a well and a series of micro-loans from HOPE International Development Agency about a decade ago, now they own a large farm and are contemplating expansion. November 21, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

The bedroom of a relatively well-to-do family in a village in Pursat, Cambodia. This household received a well and a series of micro-loans from HOPE International Development Agency about a decade ago, now they own a large farm and are contemplating expansion. November 21, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan

 A little girl plays with a plastic water bottle, an object in high demand and used as a container for all kinds of liquids for an average rural household in Phnom Kravanh district of Pursat province, Cambodia. November 22, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

A little girl plays with a plastic water bottle, an object in high demand and used as a container for all kinds of liquids for an average rural household in Phnom Kravanh district of Pursat province, Cambodia. November 22, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan

 A group of schoolgirls play at recess at a rural elementary school built with the aid of HOPE International Development Agency in Pursat province, Cambodia. The game requires the girls to jump over a rubber band that is stretched out—higher and higher—by the opposite team. The team that can go the highest wins. November 21, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

A group of schoolgirls play at recess at a rural elementary school built with the aid of HOPE International Development Agency in Pursat province, Cambodia. The game requires the girls to jump over a rubber band that is stretched out—higher and higher—by the opposite team. The team that can go the highest wins. November 21, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan

 Women make rice noodles for sale on the local market, a thriving business funded with the micro-financing programs from HOPE International Development Agency in Phnom Kravanh district of Pursat province, Cambodia. November 20, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Women make rice noodles for sale on the local market, a thriving business funded with the micro-financing programs from HOPE International Development Agency in Phnom Kravanh district of Pursat province, Cambodia. November 20, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan

 A little girl runs to school after recess. In the province of Pursat, Cambodia, on November 20, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

A little girl runs to school after recess. In the province of Pursat, Cambodia, on November 20, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan

 Women work beside the men on a dry-season rice field, a project supported by HOPE International Development Agency in the province of Pursat, Cambodia. The relatively new technique makes it possible to triple the rice output and break the circle of famine and poverty in Cambodia. November 22, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Women work beside the men on a dry-season rice field, a project supported by HOPE International Development Agency in the province of Pursat, Cambodia. The relatively new technique makes it possible to triple the rice output and break the circle of famine and poverty in Cambodia. November 22, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan

 Butcher counter woman is sound asleep in the middle of the busy town market, in Pursat, Cambodia. November 23, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Butcher counter woman is sound asleep in the middle of the busy town market, in Pursat, Cambodia. November 23, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan

 Like a modern-day knight, Pheaktra from the Cambodian branch of HOPE International Development Agency, mounts her motorcycle, prepared to visit the next development project in her care in the province of Pursat, Cambodia, on November 28, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Like a modern-day knight, Pheaktra from the Cambodian branch of HOPE International Development Agency, mounts her motorcycle, prepared to visit the next development project in her care in the province of Pursat, Cambodia, on November 28, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan

 Garment factory workers, mostly girls of 16-18 years of age, are heading to work passing by in an endless column of trucks on the road to Phnom Penh. The Cambodian garment factories are infamous for their brutal working conditions and minimal pay. Cambodia. November 27, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Garment factory workers, mostly girls of 16-18 years of age, are heading to work passing by in an endless column of trucks on the road to Phnom Penh. The Cambodian garment factories are infamous for their brutal working conditions and minimal pay. Cambodia. November 27, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan

 Women return home from the fields. Compact discs are often propped as makeshift reflectors on carts pulled around by mechanical plows in Cambodia, to make them more visible at night. In the province of Pursat, Cambodia, November 22, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Women return home from the fields. Compact discs are often propped as makeshift reflectors on carts pulled around by mechanical plows in Cambodia, to make them more visible at night. In the province of Pursat, Cambodia, November 22, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan

 Barang, a girl with unusually light skin and wavy light hair plays in the back of her family farm. The word “barang” stands for “French” or “foreigner” in Khmer. In a village in Pursat province, Cambodia. November 23, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Barang, a girl with unusually light skin and wavy light hair plays in the back of her family farm. The word “barang” stands for “French” or “foreigner” in Khmer. In a village in Pursat province, Cambodia. November 23, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan

 Practically blind, yet full of cheer, this woman is one of many who live in the biggest Buddhist temple of Pursat, Cambodia, having devoted their lives to caring after the monks. November 30, 2013.  Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan
       
     

Practically blind, yet full of cheer, this woman is one of many who live in the biggest Buddhist temple of Pursat, Cambodia, having devoted their lives to caring after the monks. November 30, 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Art Zaratsyan