Meet The Pheak Family

Written by on March 1, 2016

Every Home Has A Story.

We recently sat down with the Pheak family and asked them about their lives before moving into a World Housing community. Read their inspiring story and see how far they’ve come…

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“My name is Nov Srey Pheak, I am from Prey Veng province, where I worked as a farmhand on other people’s rice fields. I earned 10,000 riel ($2.5USD) per day. I started at 7 am and worked until 4 pm. I decided to move to Phnom Penh so my daughters could get an education.”

“We moved here over to Phnom Penh 10 years ago. We lived in a wooden rental house. It was small. When it was the rainy season, the water came through the room. The rental fee was $15 per month. We could only live upstairs – it was so small.”

“In Phnom Penh, I worked at a factory for $80 per month. My husband worked labour. It was so difficult because it was so hard on him. He earned 10,000 to 12,000 riel ($2.5USD to $3USD) per day.”

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“After a few years, we moved to a different area of Phnom Penh. When we moved, I couldn’t find a new job so I just stayed at home. It was hard to support our family. We moved into the World Housing community in September 2014. When we moved into this home, I felt free. This house is large and the environment is very good.”

“My favourite things inside this house are the mattress, pillow and blanket because it is easy to sleep.”

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“In one word, this house is warm. I feel like I have a permanent house now. I don’t need to pay high fees for the rental room. I hope in the future that my children can continue to go to school and find jobs.”

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