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.

Rochom Sophea

Rochom Sophea is 16 years old; she is studying in grade 6 at Sophie A.Krasowski School in Plor village, Bor Kham commune, Oyadav district, Ratanakiri province.

Sophea is from ethic minority family with other six siblings. She is the fifth child in the family. Their parents are famers they have a plot of about 2 hectares farmland and a small size of the rice field where they could cultivated cassava and rice every year.

She said that, every year her parents gathered about 20 tons of cassava and about 15 sacks of rice. The money earned from farm they have to pay for loan of the Microfinance and some money pay for other debts like food, gasoline and other materials… and the rice from rice field will to support the daily meals in the family even not enough for the whole year.

She confirmed that, the above earning could not provide a whole family. Therefore, her parents had a hard pursuit of income from veggies growing and other raising animals, chickens, pigs, and cow to support the family as well.

For her future goal, she wishes to be a nurse because she enjoyed this career and she could help her ethnic minority communities in the area.

Date posted, March, 2018