Kimhouy is a recent high school graduate who grew up in rural Kampot. The 18-year-old is the first of three children. Her father is a fisher who earns about 12$-15$ a day and struggles to repay a bank loan, that he took out to afford a small house for his family of five.
Kimhouy is an aspiring businesswoman, but her family lacks the financial resources to support her dreams of pursuing higher education. Like many others in her position, she shows great potential, but the financial burden of tuition fees presents an obstacle that she is unable to overcome on her own.
Read her story in her own words below!
My name is Kimhouy and I am 18 years old. Last year, I graduated high school. It was my dream to study at university, but I live in a poor family so there was no way for me to afford that. However, thanks to you, I was offered the opportunity to start studying at the National University of Management in Phnom Penh.
This NGO will support me for the full four years of my Bachelor’s program. I want to get a degree in Management because I want to have the necessary skills to work in a high-pay job and to earn enough money to help my family and to support myself. I want to be a businesswoman and a leader in the future. To reach this goal, I really need your help because I can’t afford to pay for university or for rent.
Finally, I would like to thank all of the donors who help me to achieve my goal to study.
Thank you so much!
CYS uses your donations to cover all of Kimhouy’s education-related costs from university registration to school supplies, as well as her monthly rent for her room in Phnom Penh. This way, we hope to be able to open doors for a promising career.