Vannak's grandmother is very poor. They rely on rice production to live, but it is not enough because they have a very small plot of land. His mother left home to work in the city as a construction worker and sends money home for the children's living and schooling. All of her income is not enough to support the children in school.
He is healthy but he does not have a good hygiene.
Vannak lives with his grandmother because his mother left home for work with her second husband in Phnom Penh. It is hard for the grandma to support Vannak for schooling.