M'loptapang

Sreyroth* is a single parent with three small children aged 12, 10, and 5 years old. Before she used to work at a local factory and her oldest daughter had to stay at home to look after the younger children. She is now one of the mothers in our Home Based Production program. The program…

“ I used to be one of those kids on the beach ” When Sopheak was 13 years old she used to go to the beach after school to sell bracelets to the tourists. “Every day, I saw many problems happened in the beach such as abuse, kids use glue, violence to the kids when…

Hello M’Lop Tapang, I have been raising money in the UK to help needy children around the world to receive much need educational supplies. Today, I visited your shop in Sihanoukville and met this delightful lady. Here is my story and a few photos which I thought you may like to use: “This is a…

Meet ‘Put”… Recently our teams have been going out into the streets late, late at night – 2 and 3 am in the morning. One of the team has been ‘Put’. With his permission we are happy to share his story. Put is 20 years old now, but when he was just 14 years old…

Sad story but a happy ending… “Sochin” (name changed) was born into poverty in Takeo province. His father had left the family when the boy was very young, leaving his mother and grandmother. Sochin never attended school and instead, from a young age, worked on a farm. Sometimes he would resort to stealing a village…

One of our favorite stories so far this year is about 22 year old “Bross” who lives near M’Lop Tapang’s Main Center. We met him one day when he was out walking around. He moved to Sihanoukville about 2 months ago and has been blind since birth. He was very eager to join in some…

Off the streets and into school… When Thet* was just a young boy his father died. The family has always been poor and after the father’s death they struggled even more. At age 12 he moved his grandmother from the rural province of Kampot to Sihanoukville hoping for a better life. In Sihanoukville young Thet…