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.

Loeurn Hoan

Loeurn Hoan is an 18 years old student in 10th grade at The Kate and Elizabeth Wiener School, which is located in Kulen village, Kulen Tbong commune, Kulen district, and Preah Vihear province.

Hoan was born in a poor and big family with 11 members: a brother, 8 sisters including her, and her parents. She is the fifth child in her family. Her parents are poor farmer because of they haven’t had their own rice field to produce rice. Presently, her family’s living condition has been faced a really difficult life in finding food for their stomach. She said some of her sisters were married and lived separately with their husband. She narrated to factually face down a miserable situation her father has found a job to do as the construction work and gotten $25 per week in order to patch up the family’s needs. As for her mother, she has been asked to help sell groceries at a local market and she has been granted $30 for her weekly work.
Although the her parents could find a weekly benefit to solve the family’s needs but the amount of that benefit was sometimes inadequate to buy clothes, uniform and supplies for schooling.
Hoan was occasionally absent from school because of her mother needed her to help doing house chore.
Date Posted: March, 2017