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.

Phel Sreypov

Phel Sreypov is a 10-year-old student in 4rd grade at The Nicholas and Zachary Poor School in Mouy village, Tropheang Chres commune, Khonmom district, Ratanakiri province.

Sreypov has two siblings, all are sisters, and she is third child in family. Sreypov is an orphan whose father has died since she was young. Her mother is a farmer who owns half of one hectare of farmland. She grows soybean but she didn’t make any profit and lost a lot of money this year because the price of soybean has been decreased. In order to have three meals per day for her children, she works as a seasonal worker and she earns about $3.75-$5 per day, but it is not a permanent income of this family. Sreypov has to help her mother to do housework and sometimes, she claim Tamarin tree to pick young leaves to sell and she earn about $0.1 each time.

Date posted: December, 2017