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Bringing Up Three Children – Chuon Dy

My name is Chuon Dy, 40 years old. I’m a widow with 3 children.My daughter is 14 years old, grade 6 student,  and my son is 7 years old, grade 2 student, and youngest son is pre-school child of Trapeang Svay Primary school.  I have no house so I come here to live with my mother and my nephew who is working at factory.

I sometimes collect lotus stalks or morning glory from the pond for selling, and sometimes work as construction worker to earn my family’s living. My husband passed away for 12 years ago so I must take care of my children alone.

It’s very hard to live with my income from 10,000Riels (US$2.5) to 15,000Riels (US$3.75) per day.  And my extra income from cloth ball sewing, 15,000 Riels can help to send my children to school. So I thank CYK that provide me this kind of simple work monthly.