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“To succumb to the enormity of the problem is to fail the one.


Sophorn*

 

AGE

16 yrs

WELCOMED TO SHE

in 2019

GRADE

Sixth

THINGS SHE LIKES TO DO

Drawing

FAVORITE FOOD

Sour soup

AMBITION

Beauty technician

 
 

ABOUT ME

When I came to the SHE Rescue Home, I was 16 years old and in grade 6. My favourite colours are red and yellow and my favourite food is sour soup; and for fun, I like to draw pictures. I was living with my older sister when I started working at a Karaoke Bar. I was expected to provide sexual services there, but the police found out and brought me to the SHE Rescue Home. 

MY FAMILY

My parents are farmers and live in the provinces. I have a big family, with 6 siblings, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. A few years ago my mother got very sick and because of this, our family has a lot of debt. I went to work to help pay it off. Although I have quite a close relationship with my parents, they didn’t know that I was working in the Karaoke Bar, they only thought I was working in a restaurant. They were happy when they learned I was coming to the SHE Rescue Home because I would be safe. 

MY FUTURE

I will stay at the Home while my perpetrator's court case is going on. My counsellor will make sure I have all the support I need while I stay here so I can recover from the trauma and my social worker will assess when it is safe to reintegrate me with my family. They will also help support them in creating a solution to deal with the debt. When I grow up, I want to own a Beauty Salon. 


*names changed for privacy

Chealy*