78 Years Old
Srey began her training with CWARS (as Lom Orng was then known) as a 78-year-old grandmother. At first the organisation was a little reluctant to accept Srey into the training centre due to her age. However, they decided that her experience and wisdom would mean she could take her training and educate members of her family about agriculture, and give them a chance at a brighter future. This was exactly what she did, and to this day she has taught 60 different family members what she had learnt at the Lom Orng training facility.
Now that she runs her own farm, Srey no longer has to travel long distances for work and an income, made extremely difficult by her injury and age. The buyers of her produce come directly to her farm. Despite having to endure the constant teasing of her fellow students for being the eldest at the centre, Srey is still ever so grateful for the opportunity given to her by Lom Orng.
Prior to the training she was very shy and introverted. It seems that the training has given her renewed self-confidence and self-esteem.
Srey was a quiet woman who seemed completely content with the state of her life. She was acutely aware of the benefits she has received as a result of her training. She took pride in teaching her family the skills she learnt with Lom Orng, and in the traditional farming techniques she uses on her farm. It was amazing to see the energy and happiness that had been renewed with her time at Lom Orng.