Chuon Sarin is a rice farmer who lives in Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia, with her five daughters. Since becoming a widow, Chuon has had to work very hard as the sole income provider, to support herself and her large family.
In only nine months’ time, Chuon’s life has transformed through the gift of animals from Heifer International.
Chuon began attending numerous trainings and workshops in 2012, and shortly receive the gift of chickens. Her income soon increased, as did her growing farm.
While showing to us her pigs in the pen at her home, Chuon said, “I am very happy. It’s the first time that I could earn a lot of money to support my family and my children’s studies. This year, I improved my house. I am not going to stop raising animals. Now, I have four pigs and more than 100 chickens. I will expand the pens so that I can raise more pigs and chickens with the loan I am going to get from the self help group savings. With these animals, my family’s life has changed."
That’s the difference less than a year can make in the life of a struggling family. Your gift has been at work now for over a year, and around the world, women like Chuon are living a life they never imagined.
And, while 2013 was a year of blessing for more than 2.1 million families, your gift will continue to extend for years to come as families Pass on the Gift of livestock and training to others in need.
Will you consider starting this beautiful cycle of transformation again with another gift?