Bopha* is a mother of two young children; a boy 6 years old and a girl 4 years old. The family lives in a small one-room tin house in a poor area of the city. Bopha works as a cleaner in the evenings and her husband works as a laborer at a local market. The jobs are low paying and barely enough for the family to survive on.
A little over three months ago our Outreach Team helped Bopha buy supplies so she could open up a small shop in the front of her house selling soft drinks, snacks, and other small items.
From her small shop Bopha now sells about $25 worth of goods each day and makes a profit of about $5 a day. With this additional income source Bopha tells us she is happy because she can now provide more food for her children. The children are also attending daily pre-school classes at M’Lop Tapang’s Community Shelter in their neighborhood.
So far this year our Outreach Team has helped 28 local families set up small income generating businesses so that they can have the means to better provide for their children’s needs.
*name changed for confidentiality