Phat Pov had a dream.
Growing up in an impoverished village northeast of Phnom Penh in the 1980s, her education did not last long. When making a family with her husband Dum Vuth, Pov was committed to making sure all her four children could be successful.
“I really, really wanted to [study],” Pov, 50, told VOA Khmer at her home in Kandal province. “I told my children to study hard because I do not have anything to inherit to them, but [access to] education.”