From left to right: Leak, Saroun and Chomrong
The newest addition to our home sewing business team is Saroun. She was recruited to study our sewing program when she was 17 years old. Before this time, she spent her days looking after her baby, cooking for her family and growing vegetables. Saroun borrowed money through our microfinance program last year to make clothes for her neighbours, and was also recently hired as our seamstress to make HHA products at her home for us to sell around Siem Reap and through our online store.
Now at 18 years of age, Saroun is about to graduate from our expert sewing class, having spent a year studying with us. She says “HHA gave me a new skill, good behaviour and confidence. I get a lot of knowledge from HHA. Not just about sewing, but also about life skills. In the future I want to be a tailor.”