Meet The Chandoeun Family

Written by Caley Vanular on June 3, 2016

Every Home Has A Story.

We recently sat down with the Chandoeun 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…


In my hometown, I studied. When I was 12, I moved to Phnom Penh to live with my sister. I had to stop studying so that I could stay at home and look after my niece. I first started selling coffee when I was 15. I met my husband in 2004, and lived in a shared room with my sister.


We felt so happy when we moved in here. Here, it is easier to live. Before, our house had a curfew. We couldn’t work as a scavenger at night and there was no place to put the cart. My favourite thing inside this house is my motorbike. With a motorbike, it is easier to find a job. If you don’t have a motorbike, there is nothing to do.



I am proud that I feel peace in my family. It is easy for us to live in this community. We never have arguments, and we help each other out. One day, I hope that I can get a job that is not scavenging. I want to sell drinks like coffee and orange juice. I worry about my children. If I am sick, I have no money to look after them.