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Siem Reap
Siem Reap

When Rebekah Lin, the director of the Singapore-based Jia Foundation, went to Cambodia two years ago, she fell in love with a little school in Siem Reap and wanted to do more to help the impoverished place. “A lot of people misunderstand that Siem Reap is a tourist city, so they don’t need help, but it’s actually a very poor city,” Lin told FinanceAsia.

However, she wasn’t familiar with the lay of the land in Cambodia and also found it tricky setting up her family’s foundation around that time. “We were looking around for a year-and-a half for the best structure to set up our foundation and were...

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