Stories from Overseas

Sophany’s story

Sophany is a 31-year-old taxi driver living in Phnom Penh with his wife and daughter. He only earns about $3 – $6 AUD a day and tries to supplement his income by taking up odd jobs, which vary based on the season. Sometimes he collects recyclables to sell and during the rainy season, he heads to the provinces to harvest rice for others. Read this article

San San’s story

San San is a 55 year old widow living in a basic shack with her 11 year old son in Dala, Myanmar. San San’s home was destroyed by Cyclone Nargis in 2008. Her only source of income is doing odd jobs around the community and she only earns about 3,500 Myanmar Kyat (AUD$3.50) a day. Unable to afford to rebuild, her current home is made of plastic sheeting.Read this article