A better life for Granny Sang

Things weren’t easy growing up for Granny Sang. As a child, poverty forced her to work to help her family make ends meet. Education was an unobtainable dream. After many years toiling in the fields as a farmer, Granny Sang married and had children. But her marriage was fraught with trouble – her husband was abusive and didn’t care for her, and eventually they divorced.

These days things are much better for Granny Sang. She lives in a World Housing home with her three granddaughters. She is a vibrant member of our Granny Program, receiving emotional and physical support, including rice, clean water, and a weekly stipend. She now attends our adult literacy classes in the evenings, and especially enjoys learning the Khmer vowels and consonants – the first time in her life that she has received any education.

Granny Sang speaks with pride about her granddaughters. “I am so excited that they can go to school with CCF. My oldest granddaughter has worked so hard this year to pass grade 7 so that she can attend the Neeson Cripps Academy next year. It is a wonderful opportunity for them.

“Before becoming a member in the Granny Program, I worked for money with lots of worries. I worried about whether I could earn enough money to support my family from day to day. Now things are the opposite. With the support and care from CCF, I can live my life in a peaceful and hopeful mind.”

Read about our Granny Sponsorship program here.

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