We recently brought you the story of Sophea, a former Village Entrepreneur. In this story, we bring you Sokhorn Kreong, whose life’s story of creating a successful micro-enterprise while on a disability says a lot about her deep ambition to succeed in life
Sokhorn, like many other communities in remote Cambodia, was born into poverty, but unlike most people in her community, due to polio, she lost use of her legs when she was a toddler. Unable to work or study, Sokhorn could only do as much as beg for food in her community. Although she lived near her relatives, they also lived under poverty.
Cufa’s Village Entrepreneur program, however, was a pivotal point in her life, as she knew this program would not only offer her support to her grocery business but would also ensure her inclusion in all of the trainings. After 3 years of training, hard work, dedication and financial support from her Community Investor, her business became sustainable. Now, her thriving business allows her to have enough resources to afford for her children’s education, healthcare, purchase clothes and make improvements to her home.
At Cufa, we ensure all community members have access to our programs, regardless of their disabilities. As new challenges emerge, including Covid-19, we continue to adapt our programs to facilitate their delivery to our communities.