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.

Mundol Keo

Mundol Keo is 14 years old in grade 6 at Masako Sato School in Putreng village Dak Dam commune, Orang district, Mondulkiri province.

There are 11 members in her family, her parents, four brothers and five sisters. Her parents are farmers and they are very poor and they have half hectare of farmland for growing the rice. They can produce the rice per year is about 500kg and they keep for daily eating in a whole year. It really hard to support her family.  After finish from the rice season, her parents do seasonal work. In raining season they’re planting rice, Coffee, cassava and cashew nut to get 20000 riels per day from the farm owner and her older brothers also helps out more to do seasonal work as well and sometimes they’re went to the farm or go to the forest to collects some natural vegetable, honey and some nature medicine which is can earn money to provide the family. Her parents have lost their eyesight that causes the family even more difficult situation. The brothers and sisters, they want to study too but they don’t have a chance and they said find food is more important than go to school. Luckily Mundul Koe she has a chance to study.

In the future, Mundol Koe wants to be a doctor because she thinks that she wants to assist treatment to general patients in the community and her family members when they get ailment as well.

Updated: January, 2019