Vat Soeun’s chickens
Image by Cambodia Trust
Mrs Vat Soeun is a 67 year woman who suffered a landmine injury in 1980. She first came to the Cambodia Trust in 1989 where she received a below-knee prosthetic limb and physiotherapy. She now receives replacement limbs every 1-2 years as needed.
Our community workers undertook a thorough assessment of Soeun’s social situation and found that she met our criteria for a small business grant.
Vat Soeun is a physically fit older woman who is responsible for caring for her 14 year-old granddaughter. Because she was struggling to support herself financially, Soeun had to take her granddaughter out of school.
Ly Thavy, a Cambodia Trust Community-based rehabilitation worker, has worked with Vat Soeun to help her establish a small business raising chickens. Through this project, we were able to provide a small grant which Soeun used to purchase nine chickens. Through her improved financial self-sufficiency, Soeun’s granddaughter has been able to return to school.
Photo: Robert Joiner
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