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.

Ye Sopheap

Ye Sopheap is an 18-year-old student in 11th grade at Dormitory School in Banlung town of Ratanakiri province.

Sopheap has gotten only four sisters in the family. Her parents are farmers who owned one hectare of farmland to grow rice. For annual rice’s transplantation, they have produced rice about 800kg per year and then they have sold off for 500kg in order to get 125$ for supporting their family’s needs.

Even so, they got the income from the growing rice but it still wasn’t affordable to manage their family so well so her family decided to move to live with her grandparents and helped them doing farming. Besides growing rice her parents are sometimes hired to clean grass and pick cashew nut at another neighbors’ cashew farm due to get about 5 US dollars for each one in a day but Sopheap confirmed to that 5 USD for each one isn’t the regular income. At the free time Sopheap helps her parents do the housework and look after her siblings as well.

In the future, Sopheap wants to be a nurse because she can help her parents when they are getting old as well as poor peoples in her village. On the other hands, to be a nurse might help to improve her family’s living condition and her life be better than today.

Updated: June 2018