A Family in Need

Piseth and his wife lived in Phnom Penh – the capital city of Cambodia – along with their three boys, all under the age of eleven. Though they lived in an urban centre, it is quite common for those in the city to travel to the countryside to visit relatives. It was possibly during one such trip two years ago that Piseth’s wife contracted malaria; whether because of poor treatment or low immunity, she succumbed to the disease and passed away. Piseth, 53 years old by this time, was left to provide for his family alone

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