BOPHA

BOPHA’S STORY

I feel more open and comfortable to talk about issues and my feelings that I used to talk about with my mother. I’m really grateful for the community that exists at Banteay Srey, where I feel like myself and very empowered as a woman.

I’m 21 years old and went to school till 9th grade. My best memories from when I was a child were when I used to go with my mother to Sihanoukville to sell a Khmer snack made out of sticky rice and leaves. I was happy that everyone liked it and I had a wonderful time with my mom. When she passed away 8 years ago, it was one of the most difficult times in my life because I used to have a great relationship with my mother, I felt I could tell her everything and when she died, I felt I couldn’t talk to anyone the same way.

I have 5 siblings, four brothers and one sister, but I am the youngest child. When I was younger and my mom was still alive, all of us would help to prepare the snack that my mother would sell in the different markets.

I have been married to my husband for 1,5 years and we see each other every other weekend because he works at the factory.

Now, I live with my father and one brother and the rest live with their families. My father doesn’t work, so all of my siblings and I help bring money into the family.

My sister has a restaurant in Phnom Penh and I went to stay with her for 5 months and learn how to cook which was a lot of fun! Phnom Pen is the farthest I’ve ever been.

When I first joined at Banteay Srey, I wanted to work at the café but there was no place for me so I started learning how to give massage. Now, I like it so much that I don’t want to work at the café anymore. I like how I can provide relaxation to the customers and the fact that they are happier after my massage.

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My life has changed a lot since I joined Banteay Srey 8 months ago. Now, I feel a lot stronger and much more confident with customers. I also appreciate all the skills that I learn everyday such as massage, English and customer service. I also feel more open and comfortable to talk about issues and my feelings that I used to talk about with my mother. I’m really grateful for the community that exists at Banteay Srey, where I feel like myself and very empowered as a woman.

At first, I was very scared when I had to work with customers because I didn’t know if was putting too much or too little pressure when giving a massage but now, I feel more confident and happy that I get the chance to apply my skills in such a beautiful way.

At first, I was very scared when I had to work with customers because I didn’t know if was putting too much or too little pressure when giving a massage but now, I feel more confident and happy that I get the chance to apply my skills in such a beautiful way.

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