Soksamnang's family is very poor and has not sufficient food to eat and lack of proper education such as school materials, uniform, shoes. He is now taken care by his grandmother who is 78 years old.
He was in good health upon admission.
Soksamnang's parents left him to live with his grandmother when he was born because they are poor and migrated for work in other province. His grandmother is the breadwinner to support him. She does not have regular job, she only raises some chicken at home and earn about $25 in 3 months. The family does not have their own house and land, but they are allowed by an orange farm owner to build a small house to live temporary. The family lives in a difficult situation, lacking of foods, rice and money to support their children in school.