Deng Sou and her husband Bou Samet live in Cambodia's Thmei village with their five children. Before joining a Heifer project, they trapped wild animals and cut down trees in the jungle just to survive. They risked disease and even arrest for poaching. Now, with a stable job on their own farm, they have food and income security and a new, self-reliant life. Watch this short video to learn more.

Author

Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She has a master's in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is married, a mother of two, and a wannabe urban farmer, raising her own chickens and killing most of her vegetable crops.