From scavenger to sales director

Rappler.com
From scavenger to sales director
Khun Chantha enjoys a comfortable living as a sales director for Mercedes Benz – a far cry from the dumps of Cambodia where he grew up. This is the story of how he obtained his ticket out of poverty.

MANILA, Philippines – Khun Chantha enjoys a comfortable living as a sales director for Mercedes Benz in his native Cambodia. A newlywed and father to a newborn baby, Khun feels he has enough to provide his family a good future.

Khun’s life today is a far cry from the dumps of Cambodia where he grew up. His childhood was miserable, growing up with an alcoholic father and hopeless mother. Nevertheless, he struggled to study, but would resort to scavenging garbage for food.

How did Khun obtain his ticket out of poverty, out of a life that seemed nearly impossible to get out of?

Watch the video to find out more about the Pour un Sourire d’Efant foundation and how they were able to transform the lives of Khmer children living in the dumps. – Rappler.com

This is brought to you by Our Better World, an initiative of the Singapore International Foundation – sharing stories to inspire good

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