Linna Khorn, SISEAP Opening Doors to a Bright Future representative shares with us this story of Chay Satan:
Chay Satan is single mother and she raises an 11 years old daughter alone. She lives in Doun Ov Village. Being a single mom raising a daughter alone is not easy, but she never gives up on herself and her daughters education because she wants her daughter to have a better future.
The full story by Linna Khorn, SISEAP representative for the Opening Doors to a Bright Future Project.
Chay Saton is single mother and she raises an 11 years old daughter alone. She lives in Doun Ov Village, Leang Dai Commune, Angkor Thom District, Siem Reap Province. She always struggles with financial support for her daily expense and for her daughter education. Being a single mom raising a daughter alone is not easy, but she never gives up herself and her daughter education because she wants her daughter to have a better future.
Satan is interested in women empowerment program and she joined during the second round recruitment. She said that she was valued here in the program and she can express and share what she had been through as a single mom to other women because she always thinks that she was left behind in the community cause of her past.
“I was trained in different topic but I start believed and have confident in myself when I got trained on self-management, self-esteem and confidence. The lesson is not only guiding me who I am now but also lead me to who I want to be in the future. I learned to accept what I have and set goal for who I wanted to be in the future for my daughter”
Satan was actively engaged in all the training program and she used to be a struggling mother, but now she became the role model of the other women in the community. She used to do a vegetable gardening, but she can only generate little income because of climate change. With the assistance from the project team, she was guided to create the other sources of income to support her and her daughter education. The team have approached her to start selling food and soft drink business under the CCDO micro loan start up fund and now her business runs smoothly because of her hard-work and commitment.
Satan now becomes the young start up entrepreneur in her community and the role model of the other women in the program.
The project implements the comprehensive 2 year training curriculum program for changing disadvantaged and marginalized women and girls in the community. So far, the project has trained on various topics: health, business/SMEs, gender rights, gender equality, gender based violent, women in leadership, how to set personal and family goal, problem solving, critical thinking, self-esteem and self-motivation to those women and girls in 6 communities.
Thanks to Soroptimist International (SI) for funding this project. CCDO is not able to accomplish all the achievements without SI.
Soroptimist International is a global movement of women, with members belonging to more than 3,000 clubs in 126 countries/territories, spread over 5 Federations