In a country like Cambodia, which lacks a public transportation system, it is crucial to own a moto to navigate around. Whether you have to drive to school, university, an internship, work, or run daily errands like going to the market to grab some groceries or to a pharmacy to buy medicine, it is almost impossible to get around without a motorcycle. Owning a moto, however, comes with running costs like gas money and maintenance. The wear and tear of vehicles in Cambodia is extreme, as most streets are still not paved and if so, often done very poorly, and streets are flooded on a daily during raining season.
Thomlang – Cambodian Youth Support supports Cambodian students not only through the donation of motos but also by providing them with monthly allowances to cover gas expenses and repair costs.