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.

Leang Layhuo

Leang Layhuo is a 9 years old student in 3th grade at The David and Deborah Roberts School, which is located in Ta Ream village, Tbeng commune, Kampong Svay district, and Kampong Thom province.

Leang Layhuo has gotten only two sisters including her. She is the first child in the family. Her parents are farmers; they transplant rice twice a year on their own farmland. And the rice production that they have collected per year was from 800kg up to 1000kg. And for the quantity of 1000kg of rice, they sold out half ton (500kg) to reimburse for the cost of fertilizer to the shop owner only and they couldn’t use that income to pay for something else besides the fertilizers’ reimbursement.

Layhuo narrated that besides transplanting rice, her father has taken time to ply as a palm tree’s climber in order to collect the palm juice to make sugar palm to sell. Layhuo confirmed after the palm juice was already collected from the palm trees then her parents took two weeks more to completely boil and stirred the palm juice to be sticky and then they took it to sell in some nearby villages.  Layhuo added one kilogram of sugar palm is $1.25 and they received for $25 of income from selling sugar palm. However, Layhuo stated that, this income still wasn’t patch up the family’s need.

Regarding Layhuo herself, she addressed, besides studying she helped her parents cook rice, take care of pigs and cows.

Date Posted: February, 2017