Red Dirt Road Empowers Women From Michigan to Phnom Penh

In Cambodia, Women Help Women One Stitch at a Time
Aug 26, 2015 1:00 PM ET

In rural Cambodia, on the edge of the Mekong River, a red dirt road barely accommodates the lone minivan as it winds its way over bumps and hairpin turns. Top-heavy palm trees sporadically interrupt the evenness of the grassy plains. Periodically, a cow stands alongside the occasional home. Once off the highway, there is not another vehicle to be seen.

Just a few hours outside of Phnom Penh this is the road to the village of Tramung Chrum, where a group of eight women have taken their lives and livelihoods in hand with a sisterhood that spans the globe, spinning better lives out of whole cloth and changing the world one stitch at a time. This is Red Dirt Road.

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