Nuch Nal is originally from Prey Veng province in Cambodia. He moved to Koh Kong province when he was 15, as his parents were seeking a better life.

His father died shortly after the move. Nuch stopped going to school, as he had to provide for his family. This meant wading through mangroves to catch crabs, snails and shrimps to feed his own family.

Nuch’s eldest daughter has had to move into Kohn Kong city to work in the clothing factories and sends money back to support the family’s meagre income. Most of the girls from the island are sent away to work.

He hopes his daughter Chanthy can continue with her education so she doesn’t fall into the same trap.