Where is Basedth?
The Basedth community is located in southern Cambodia’s Kampong Speu Province, about two-and-a-half hours’ drive from the capital Phnom Penh and about 50km from the nearest district town. The climate is hot and dry and the landscape is dominated by rice paddy fields.
Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. It shares borders with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Phnom Penh is the capital city. The official language is Khmer, whilst French and English are also spoken. Over 95 percent of people are Buddhists.
Around 80 percent of Cambodians live in rural areas, making it one of the least urbanised countries in the world. Three quarters of the population earn their living from agriculture, fishing or forestry. Tourism is a major industry and exports include clothing, timber, rubber, rice, fish and tobacco.