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.

Phorl Phary

Phorl Phary is a 16 year-old student who entered the Girls Be Ambitious program in December, 2015. At the time, she enrolled in the eight grade at The CREDO School in Ang Kanh Village, Me Teuk Commune, Bakan District, Pursat Province. She is now in the ninth grade. 

Phary is third child in family with four siblings:  two boys and two girls. Her parents are farmers who own a small land about a half hectare and they do rice farm to feed their children. Every year their rice farm gives yield about 1.000 or 1.200 Kg, but it doesn’t make good profit and doesn’t give enough money to feed all members in their family. So they had decided to spend almost their saving on a small threshing machine and they hoped that it will make better profit for them. In harvest season, they can earn approximately $12.50 per day, but this small business make Phary miss class very often in order to help their parents to manage this small business and she is also required to help her mother to do housework.

Updated: November, 2016