S: Nomi Network Cambodia Trip: August, 2011
BC: To everyone who supported us... we cannot thank you enough! This trip wouldn't have been possible without you. Sincerely, Alissa, Lisa, Dave, Julie, and Kelli
FC: Cambodia August, 2011
1: To Tokyo | To Phnom Penh | From Newark | To Shanghai
2: Day 1: We arrived in Phnom Penh and hit the ground running! We took a quick tour of the city and headed over to our primary production facility.
3: The kids along the way...
4: Nomi bags in production!!
5: Stopstart is a factory that provides job opportunities for victims of trafficking and women at risk. Nomi Network's bags are produced here. We got a chance to tour the facility and watched Supei, Nomi's lead prduct developer, experiment with materials and patterns for the holiday collection.
6: The Killing Fields | Rapha House
7: Cambodia's history runs deep with tragedy and genocide. Evidence of this was found in every person with whom we spoke. The stories, however, did not end with the loss that the Khmer Rouge intended. These people had stories of triumph and hope.
8: klj | For our next leg of the journey, we traveled to Battambang for the week to strengthen our relationship with a partner shelter that services rescued and at-risk children.
10: Arts and Crafts | Lots of laughs | We LOVE these kids!! It was absolutely the most memorable part of our trip!
11: Singing | Working at the shelter... | Flower-making | "Thank you for the dolls!"
12: Arts and Crafts | Storytelling | Hope and Joy | LOVE
17: Week 2: We traveled on a 6 hour bus ride to another province, Siem Riep. We were sad to say goodbye to our new friends, but on to a new adventure.
18: The Floating Village, Siem Riep: everyone here lives on the water
20: We spent a day at Angkor Wat, one of the seven wonders of the world. It is a temple complex that was built in the early 12th century. It is the world's largest religious building, and is absolutely breathtaking! | Angkor Wat
21: Exploring the temples
23: Caught in the rain!
25: ...and elephants!
26: Nomi Network Recruitment Session | We traveled back to Phnom Penh for a Nomi Network recruitment session. Supei, Nomi's lead product developer, led an informational meeting for NGO's all across Cambodia that work to stop human trafficking. The meeting provided information for an upcoming product development training for survivors in the spring. It was great to be a part of it!
28: Project Beauty | Makeover and photo shoot with the Stopstart women who make the Nomi Products
29: Nomi Network Photo Shoot
30: We COCONUTS!!
31: Team Love
33: On our way home...