Yu Ya with her son and mother at their home in Battambang province in Cambodia. With no job prospects in the impoverished region, Yu Ya will soon become a migrant worker in Thailand.
Yu Ya doesn’t really want to go Thailand. She would much rather stay at home to look after her 1-year-old son. But the Cambodian woman feels like there’s no other option.
“There’s no job for me here. We only have a rice field and a small shop to sell rice soup for breakfast. That’s not enough to make a living,” she says in Bavel, a rural district in Battambang province.