Cambodia – A South Korean Visit
Jung says it was a “heart-warming” journey for the group.
Cambodia’s annual per capita GDP is about US$1,591, one-twentieth of South Korea’s as the country is considered one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, he noted, adding that poverty has a devastating impact on children.
“People in Cambodia and distant countries only see fragmentary images of them lacking food, sleep, and clothing through the media. But poverty was taking away more than that, I could see when I stood close by. It is hope,” he said.
“We laughed at the innocent eyes of Cambodian children and shed tears at the reality that there is no hope for such children.”