Our life is exciting and happy Across rural Cambodia, thousands of families feel insecure in their own homes. They live in fear and uncertainty because, since 2000, almost 800,000 people have been forcefully evicted from their homes. In Eastern Cambodia, the privatisation of the local rubber plantation not only removed this communities livelihoods but threatened the loss of the homes these families had lived in for generations. The community spent seven years fighting this injustice; but they had no success. Rather than allowing the conflict to escalate, Cord equipped the community with the skills and confidence to work peacefully with the local government and to develop a relationship of trust with them. Now 434 families in this community have secured the land titles that protect their homes. Soeun's was one of those families. Soeun is 64 and a married father of seven. He is a former truck driver and was made redundant following a leg injury that left him disabled. He too was told to leave, but fought to stay. Soeun now has hope for the future of his seven children. Even though he has very little, he has no intention to sell the land, but has dreams for his children and grandchildren to build upon it for generations to come. “If we don’t have land, our lives will face great difficulty. So if we get land titles, our lives are very different and our life is exciting and happy.” The story of this community's fight will feature in our upcoming BBC Radio 4 Appeal, presented by Dan Snow on the 26th and 30th of November. To find out more and to read more stories from this community, please click here.