Mr Chann Cheay
36 Years Old
Commune: Toeuk Thla
Province: Bantheay Meanchey
Injury: Landmine - 2003.
Mr Cheay enjoyed his training with CWARS [as Lom Orng was then named] very much. He did not find his training very difficult at all, but finds it painful to stand for long periods of time due to his injury. The training has helped him earn enough money to set up a small grocery shop next to his barbering business, which he runs with his wife. He has 3 children, 2 of whom he is now able to afford to send to school, and the third is only 18 months old.
Before his training, he owned a rice farm, but could not work the fields due to his injury. This meant he could not earn any money to support his family. He now earns a comfortable living, and is able to properly support his wife and children.
Mr Cheay was a quietly happy man who looked comfortable in his life. Despite his business being so young, he seemed to be earning good money, and being able to open a second shop was proof of this.