Poverty is one of the main factors affecting girls in Cambodia today.
For Komarey, an orphaned girl in Cambodia, living in poverty meant she couldn’t go to school. It meant she didn’t know when her next meal would be. It meant believing that prostitution—the only option she saw girls in her community have— was the only way to make money.
Studies have shown that investing in girls creates long-term social and economic benefits for the whole world. When girls like Komarey have a stable family, an education and a healthy and safe environment, they can lift themselves, their families and their communities out of poverty.