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.

Vet Rachana

Rachna is 18 years old, and she studies in 9th grade at The Tmor Berk School #351, located in Kampong Trach District, Kampot province, donated by Clarie Frankel.

Rachna lives in Koh Chamka Village, Beoung sala KhangTboung Commune, Kampong Trach District, Kampot Province. There is five-member in her family, She is the younger sister in the family, with 1 younger brother and 5 sisters Her father’s name is Vet Chan 50 years old And her mother is Em Saroeun 48 years old and they are farmers. Her family is poor and owned half hectare of farmland for growing rice. The rice can produce 14bags of rice per year (1 bag of rice is equal to 1230kg). After the rice yield collection her parents sold out for 8 bags and got $165 to paid back to shop owner for the cost of fertilizers and the remaining money is paid for the food but it was not enough for daily expenses in a whole year. Therefore, besides the growing rice, her father had to seek another job to work as upwards a palm tree and make Sugar for sale at the market and the income that he could get in per day was $6 in order to patch up on food. However that $5 was not the regular income for their daily food. As for Rachna, she is studying very hard and she is a good student in the class. After school, she helps her parents to do housework. In her free time, she likes to read books and review the lessons from school.

For Rachna’s future goal: Rachna wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She wants to help all the kids in her village and also she wants to earn money to support her family.

Date posted: July 2019