Archive For The “Faces” Category
“Money can’t buy anything because when you’ll die you can’t bring it with you”
“If you plant the rice wrong this year next year you will do it right, but if you choose the wrong person it will wrong in the whole life.”
“I lost my mom since I was 7 years old because my mom gets cancer”.
“I don’t want anything besides home for my family”
“Working in an NGO has always been my dream job since I was in high school. This is because I grew up in a poor family and once I am educated, I always want to help people because I know how life in the poor family feels like. For the first three months that I worked for CCF, I felt like quitting. However, I did not. I met Scott Nyson, the founder of CCF and he is not Cambodian, but he wants to help Cambodian people. I questioned myself. How about me? I am Cambodian, why do I quit? So I decided to walk into the flame and work for CCF until now. On the 15th of May will be a big day for me. 1/ It is my birthday. 2/ My 5 years anniversary working for CCF. 3/ 15 years anniversary of CCF.”
I have been in Khmer Rouge before and I got a really bad punishment at that time they told me to build the dam from the early morning to evening. My family was gone through that time and I also adopted a child because I didn’t have family.
“Every day my life is still the same either happy or sad. I am an automobile mechanic with one eye but I still continue my journey to the future I won’t stop what I do and I will be positive on everything that has suffered me”
“My first child is a babysitter at Phnom Penh which is far from where I live. My second child is a motorbike washer. My third child is illiterate. He failed his study and lives without education. It gives me very hard time. I became sick and was diagnosed with scoliosis. I vomited for 3 months long. My first child rarely visits me and I miss her so bad. I think I would’ve died by now. Luckily, a Christian group came here and helped me go to hospital and receive medicine. Because of them I feel better and am glad that I’m alive”
“Right now I’m just a fish seller. In the future, I want to have a better job. But I couldn’t think of anything right now. It is very hard”