Transformation Tuesday: Chanthou

“I don’t think I’d know my parents’ faces if I saw them on the street today. When I was little we were a family but then they got divorced and my father didn’t care about me. He took me to live with my uncle in the provinces, and I haven’t seen either of my parents since.

“Even though my uncle and his wife loved me, it was hard. There were lots of us. Four of the grown ups worked but they still couldn’t make enough to feed us and keep us healthy. Things got worse when we hadto sell our land to pay for my grandmother’s medical treatment. It didn’t help and she died a few days later.

“We moved to Steung Meanchey to find work, and our neighbour told us about CCF. I was really sick, like you can see in this picture. CCF helped me get better, and helped me study at school. If I study hard I can be a doctor some day, and earn good money to help my family. I can help other sick people too.”

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