M'loptapang

Makara*, 23, has been working as a “beer girl” since leaving school in grade 9. Her single parent mother, who works as a rice farmer, was not making enough money to support Makara, and her young brother. Working as a “beer-girl” is a high risk job for a young woman with low salaries, and long…

18 year old Samnang* is one of more than 1,000 students attending local government schools with the support of our “Back to School Program”. Like all of the students in the program he comes from a poor family.  His father is a fisherman and his stepmother works from home taking care of Samang’s two year…

Congratulations to 15 year old Rith* who has recently been offered a placement at the National Football Center and Football Academy. Our team first met Rith 5 years ago when they were visiting the neighborhood of Sihanoukville that he lives in and invited him to join some of our football games. Since then he has…

Often helping a child get an education involves more than just getting them to school. It sometimes means being able to provide appropriate support when there is an unexpected problem. 16 year old Dara* is one of the students attending public school with the support of M’Lop Tapang’s “Back to School” program.  Although public school…

Finding affordable and safe child care is an issue many working parents struggle with, whether living in a developed western nation or in a country like Cambodia. On a recent visit to our Community Shelter we talked with Dara*, a young mother of three little children aged 2 ½, 4, and 5 years old.  She…

Earlier this week our Outreach met with one of the families we having been working with to bring them 5 kg of rice and some cans of fish.  Five months ago our team meet this family living on the street and unable to provide for their six children aged 1 to 9 years old. M’Lop…

When Pech* was 10 years old he moved with his parents and one of his sisters to live in Sihanoukville. The family was very poor and his parents had hoped to find work in the city. His two other siblings remained with their grandmother as it was not possible for his parents to support all…