Tit Srey and her family joined the project at the beginning of 2010. She lives with her husband, six children, and her elderly mother. One of her children between the age of six and fifteen does not attend school because she picks up recyclable materials during the day.
After joining the project Tit Srey’s income increased by $16 per month. When her husband works as a cart-pusher at the Thai market, he earns $3.20 every day. But, he has a back problem that makes one of his legs thinner than the other. This, combined with a lack of work, limits him to the home. He often has to go to the pharmacy for treatment, which costs $4.80 each time.
Tit Srey wanted to branch out on her own and started her own business as a fish merchant. She has a good network and relationship with local fishermen, she simply needed the capital for a motorbike to deliver the fish into the town of Poipet to sell them and initial purchase of the fish: CfC helped her with this purchase and she is now earning $240 per month.
Tit Srey wants her children to complete secondary education, and since she works hard to make her new business work, she feels reassured knowing that she can provide her children with an adequate education in the coming years.