Empower HIV+ Women in Cambodia to Start a Business

Nov 26, 2012

Srey Bunna - Profile of a New Student

Srey Bunna
Srey Bunna

Srey Bunna is a 25 year old woman who lives in Takok Village in Battambang Province. She has 7 brothers and sisters, Srey Bunna is the fourth daughter in her family.

Srey left High School during her 11th grade in 2008 because her family was in poverty.  She had to move to Malaysia in order to earn income that would help support her family in Cambodia.

After she returned from Malaysia in 2012 to her homeland, she heard of a program that teaches young girls sewing skill. She was very interested and wanted to learn sewing very much, so she visited SCC to ask for the opportunity to participate in the program and become a tailor.

Srey Bunna is a new participant in the sewing and tailoring program at SCC-F2F Community Centre. But her contagious laughter and smile hide her family's tragic story: When she was just seven years old, her father divorced her mother and later passed away suddenly.

Srey Bunna told us that she always wanted to learn sewing and tailoring when she was young but could never afford to pay for it.

"Before joining this program, life was difficult because I’ve desperately but unsuccessfully tried to scrape together enough money for sewing training," said Srey Bunna. “I am still very poor, but now I am happy because I have the chance to learn how to sew at SCC-F2F Community Centre. For the future I hope to gain enough professional skills for earning money on my own, so I’ll be able to help my mother.”

Srey Bunna’s biggest wish is to open a sewing business and sell clothes if she will have the opportunity someday. She would like to express her deepest thanks to all the individual donors and SCC related donating organizations, which have helped her in begin a new and better life

Srey Bunna 2
Srey Bunna 2

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Project Leader

Kristy Becerra

Battambang, Cambodia

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