Daevy Receives Her First Promotion, Investing in Business Ventures to Support Her Family

February 20, 2024
Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia

In Cambodia, 55% of teens drop out of school by the age of 17, making them more susceptible to trafficking and exploitation.This rang true for Daevy, who was forced to stop her education in twelfth grade due to her family’s poverty level. However, Daevy’s life took a turn when she began our Workforce Development Program. Enrolled by her excited parents, Daevy took advanced sewing skills training to give herself an employable skillset. She sought guidance from her Nomi Network trainer and successfully secured a position at a local car manufacturer in Poipet. With her new salary, Daevy allocated part of her earnings toward a pig farm venture to provide even more income for her family.

Daevy’s success inspires others in her village, shifting their perspectives from seeking illegal work in Thailand to pursuing opportunities within local businesses and factories. Due to her strong performance, Daevy was promoted to an operator position. She shared, “I will soon save some funds in my bank account for necessities like healthcare, clothing, and food. I also hope to help my mother open a crockery shop in our village.” We can’t wait to see Daevy’s continued journey of freedom and all the lives it will touch.

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