The story you’re about to hear will give you goosebumps. It will blow your mind. It will make you appreciate the comforts in life. This is a story of hope, courage, hard work and sheer determination.
Tim Siv has all these qualities. You may know him as the local pharmacist in the Clare Valley, with his big happy face plastered on the shop front in the Main street.
But there’s more to Tim than meets the eye....way more!
Tim is a refugee kid.
He tells the story of his family fleeing the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia during the late 70’s, facing death numerous times, gun point, starvation, and slave labour. Tim was born in the middle of it and he wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for a bag of fish.
Tim takes you back to Cambodia, to the refugee camp in Thailand, and then to their new life in Australia, however his life took a turn in high school, a turn which led him on a path to success and out of poverty.
It’s an inspirational tale of someone who started with nothing, and now has something. A successful career, a good and comfortable life while still giving back,through his work with New Hope Cambodia.
This is a 2 part series, in this episode you’ll hear about his life in Cambodia and the sheer horrors of war, and his early life in Australia.
Enjoy this extraordinary first part of the journey with Tim Siv.
Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-10684399
Tim Siv: https://www.facebook.com/clarechemmart/
Hello! I'm a former ABC radio broadcast journalist now a podcast host and producer. I produce podcasts for government, different organisations and small groups. The Voice it podcast is my little baby that I do for fun. I feel it is a privilege to be in this position to hear people's stories and to share them with you all. Thank you for all the people that have volunteered their time to tell their stories and for all of you who have listened.
Also I produce audio memoirs for families and run public speaking skills sessions for corporates, adults, and teens/school leaders. Get in touch if you're interested in any of these services I provide.