Girls Be Ambitious

A program that enables girls who are unable to go to school due conditions of poverty to attend one of our rural schools and receive an education instead of having to work in the fields, do chores at home or take care of siblings.

Bith Mony

Bith Mony is now a 17 years-old student who has entered the Girls Be Ambitious program since 2011. At the time, she enrolled in the fifth grade at the David and Deborah Roberts School in Ta Ream Village, Tbeng Commune, Kampong Svay District, and Kampong Thom Province.  She is now in the twelfth grade.

She was born in a family with six members: her parents, her grandfather, her two sisters, and her. She is the first child in the family. Her mother Chhay Kimnon, 39 years old, a farmer. Her father is now 39 years old, also a farmer. They have 3 hectares of farmland, but they sold 2 hectares to buy one better farmland that can make rice two times a year, which produce 1,500 kg to 2,000 kg a year.  However, this is only the ideal output because they need to barter for fertilizer and other expenditures during the farming process. They also sell potatoes but the family still lives in poverty. There is not enough food or money to buy school supplies for their children. Therefore, Mony needs to help her mother with: housework, planting and harvesting.

With the support from the GBA program, Mony is very enjoying at school. She maintains high attendance and has many friends among her classmates.

Updated: May, 2018