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Smile and Pod is a podcast hosted by Jess Smith. It features guests who have succeeded in their chosen fields, both well known and new names, and focuses on how they got to where they are now, challenges they overcame and any advice they can pass on to listeners. Prepare to be inspired! - Host and Producer Jess Smith. Executive Producer Tony Russell.

March 21, 2020

Smile and Pod - Rebecca Parnham

This week's guest is Rebecca Parnham of Krama and Co.

Rebecca is based in Canterbury and is a qualified social worker, who whilst on holiday in Cambodia with her husband was confronted with the disturbing reality of poverty and violence in the country. 

Not one to sit back and turn a blind eye, Rebecca formed Krama and Co which helps women of the remote villages in Cambodia to sell their products in New Zealand, with the profits returning back to the women in the village. 

Rebecca has also been involved with the group Uniting Canterbury Women, and Seeds of Love, which saw her utilising the cards and letters from the memorials of the Christchurch Mosque attacks to recycle them for use as paper seed planters for wildflowers - symbolising diversity in the community. 

Enjoy Rebecca's story, which is one of determination to make a difference, and a passion for compassion. 

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