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.

Vath Chanra

Vath Chanra is an 11-year-old student in 4th grade at The Cambodia Hope School in Melum village, Melum commune, Boribo district, Kompong Chhnang province.

Chanra has nine siblings, and she is the eighth child in family. Nowadays, she lives with her parents and a younger brother. Other siblings have married and live in other provinces. Her parents don’t own any farmland because Chanra’s father has chronic disease and they sold their land to pay for treatment.  Thus, they hire land to grow rice. Besides farming, they do seasonal works such as transplanting and harvesting rice. From time to time, Chanra and her younger brother claim trees to pick young leaves to sell and get little money.  Chanra has to help her mother to do housework every day.

Date Posted: May, 2016