Sock Ann until a year ago was able to walk and run but has recently paralyzed and can only stand by holding on to something. His body shows clear signs of wasting away.
Both Hieng Tom and Sock Ann live in an old tattered wooden structure situated in Watt Pahir, a suburb in Pailin, Cambodia, with their forty year old mother Hieng Pov and their sister Pisey who is 15 years old.
Hieng Tom longs to go to school, study and participate in all activities like his contemporaries but he cannot due to his profound degree of disability.
The predicament of these two brothers and their family is not known to many people for the fear of being labelled as having a bad “karma’’ and consequently seen in the eye of many as ‘’a çursed family’’.
The condition of the two boys has compelled their mother to abandon her mobile fruits selling business in order to take care of them. This has had a serious ramification on the family’s finances to a very pathetic extent.
Through the support of our friends who donate money we are able to help this family.