When Ming Oun’s young daughter, Rotana, became pregnant, Rotana thought she could raise her child and help out her mum at home. But just two months after the birth, Rotana realized she was not ready to be a mother. Neither she nor her equally young partner was mature enough to take on the responsibility of looking after the baby. The care of the baby boy was increasingly left to his working grandmother, Ming Oun.
“I am so proud of the knowledge that I gained from the village fair. I now grow nutritious vegetables in my garden and save money.”
“I wanted to apply but I was not sure I could pass and do this job,” she explained. “But my village chief explained how important it is to do this work. How it benefits not just my family, but the whole community, and others who are in the same situation. So I decided to apply.”
... The TV spot brings everyone together to secure warm families and communities, and a brighter future for the children, thereby inspiring fathers to construct a latrine for their households as a gift to protect families and feel proud of owning latrines.
On February 23, His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister Yim Chhay Ly visited the “First 1,000 days” Village Fair for Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) beneficiaries in Steung Preah Srok village, Siem Reap province.