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.

Prum Ahliya

Prum Ahliya is 14 years old, and in 7th grade at Rak Smey Rik Reay junior high school in Bos village, Rik Reay commune, Rovieng district, and Preah Vihear province.

There are 7 members in her family, parents, three older sisters and one youngest sister. Prum Ahliya was born in a poor family, she has 8 siblings and she is the seventh child in the family. Her three older brothers and one sister got married and they live different house. Her one older sister work as a factory worker in Phnom Penh with salary of 200$ per month and she can send about $160 to her mother to pay for daily expanses in the family. Her parents own two hectares of farmland, which can produce 2,500 kg of rice per year that only covers their daily food needs. When they finish their farming, her father climbs palm trees to get palm juice and make sugar palm for sale and he can earn 10,000 riels per day during the season. Her mother can’t work because she was serious illness; she had a polyp in her lung. Sometime she has vomits blood, and she spends a lot of money to buy medicines.

When her father, her sisters and brothers busy at the farm, Ahliya helps her mother with housework and look after her younger sister. On holiday she helps her parents with house’s work and sometimes her neighbors hired her to harvest rice and she can get 15,000 riels a day.

In the future she wants to be a teacher because she loves this job, she wants to share her knowledge to the kids in her commune and she can earn some money from this job to support her family and herself.

 

Date Posted: 26 February 2019