About her, she is 15 now. However she looks like a nine or ten year-old girl because of her slim body and shy smile. At first sights, nobody knows the fear she faces every day. The age of 15 is a beautiful one to be "sold" according to Vietnamese people's views in Cambodia. Around the village, people always say to her and her parents "Sell her!" "You should sell your body to help your parents, girl!" "You are now adult, sell your body, girl!"
With the information we collected, we have visited the family and persuaded them to let her go with us so that she could go to school, to be brought up properly and the family won't have to spend any money on taking care of her but their life. Today, she joined OBV, she is gradually integrating and adapting life here. Hope her life has turned to another page since today.
The girl joined OBV
Quickly getting on well with other girls
Her mom is pregnant with her sixth child. This child may be sold as the sisters. There are too many unhappy lives somewhere. Who can "be a voice – lend a hand" to help them?
OBV Cambodia House
Translated by Tho Nguyen. Original version in Vietnamese entitled "Ai có thể góp một tiếng nói, chung một bàn tay để giúp các em?"