Thathakan's family is very poor. Holt enrolled him in the educational sponsorship program to enable him staying in school and have sufficient food to eat. He is taken care by his parents.
He is physically well, but seems weak and slow for his age.
Thathakan lives with his parents and 3 siblings. His father works as a laborer. He carries bags of animal feed on his shoulder to the truck. His mother is a seller, she sells Khmer cakes at the market. She looks pale and seems have not enough energy.