KHOEUNG RITHY

Age 16

I was born in Samrong Choueng village, Kandal province. I was very sad when my mother died. Our family also became destitute because my father was unemployed. He didn’t want me to live a hard life so he brought me to the orphanage. I have three brothers and two sisters. I am the youngest, the rest of my siblings all work in the garment factories, they earn enough to help my father. During my stay at the orphanage I am making myself a better person – I am so happy to study and always work hard on my lessons in the centre. I have stayed in the centre for two years. I have enough to eat.