After attending a community session run by ChildFund, a neighbour of the family reached out to Sat and helped her to connect to a social worker.
The community social worker, whom ChildFund had trained on how to manage child protection cases, worked with Samnang and her mother, and referred Samnang to a hospital where she received an prosthetic leg and learnt how to walk.
“I am very happy to be able to walk normally,” Samnang says. “I can do things on my own.”
Now that Samnang is walking and has more independence, the family was supported so Samnang could move into a small house with her mother on the rubber plantation. This means that Sat is able to work and care for her child.
“I am happy to see my daughter be able to walk and do things on her own,” Sat says. “I used to would worry about her when I went to work.”
Samnang is now looking forward to going to school. Her social worker will help her transition into the school environment.
“I want to go to school and I want to be a make-up artist when I grow up,” Samnang says.