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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter REGIONAL Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 1B i Cambodia may be rich in art and architecture, but below the beautiful surface are abjectly poor villagers still suffering from the effects of the genocidal communist Khmer Rouge regime of the late 1970s. G ' s de s hu forgood reenv lle tu nt use hers tter causes I j i -1 '1 -I Alicia Knadler Indian Valley Editor After witnessing the abject poverty of a people who are forced to drink the same water they wash in, Green- ville High School senior Sutter Allen decided to do something about it. She's raising money to help pay for water wells in Cambodia, where she was shocked to see how people there were still suffering from the physical and cultural genocide perpetrated by the communist Khmer Rouge regime between 1975-1979, "I mean I knew about the Khmer Rouge," she said with a wrinkled brow. "They killed an estimated 2 million people, but I didn't know the people were still recovering from that 30 years later." Allen has traveled to several Asian countries in the past three years, includ- ing a memorable trip to Mongolia with her father, so she can teach more Eti~ish to the students there. ARer 8raduation, Allen hopes to atterid the Ui4iversRy of Oregon as a general science major, and her dream for the future is to join Doctors Without Borders somewhere in Asia. Those who would like to meet Sutter Allen, see her work and listen her talk about her efforts in Cam- bodia can attend a special presentation Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 2:15 p.m. in the school cafeteria, located on Grand Street in Greenville. See Allen, page 16B A teary-eyed squatter's baby has become the poster child for Sutter Allen and her efforts to raise money for clean drinking water in the poorest villages of Cambodia. Photos by Sutter Allen i a fisheries biologist at the University of California- Davis. She lived in the remote backcountry for a month, with a yurt to sleep in, and shared camp with 15 Mongo- lian scientists. They studied the taimen, a giant Eurasian trout, possibly the largest fresh- water trout in the world. "She had to work hard catching, tagging and releas- ing these huge fish," her mother, Lauren, said. "She has lovely photos from this trip." And it's her photographs from Asia that will help her earn the money for water wells and filters, for she is selling them to raise money. Her photography has already received honors from National Geographic, where one of her photos was selected by photo editor Susan Welchman for display in week one of the November 2009 Daily Dozen. Those interested in photog- raphy can see all of her choices for that week by clicking on Your Shot and then the Daily Dozen at Those interested in more information about Allen's project and her photography can visit changeforcambodia. Allen hopes to return to Cambodia within the next two years so she can see the wells she helped provide and A young villager washes clothes at one of the wells provided through efforts of those like Sutter Allen, who work with and donate to organizations like Journeys Within Our Communities, a nonprofit organization with a mission to educate and provide clean water and healthcare to the poorest people of Southeast Asia. Each well serves about five families, or 30 people. Scenes from the rice paddies of Vietnam are among the photographs for sale to raise money. Here, a woman is spreading fertilizer by hand.