He belongs to a very poor family. The family grows rice but the rice production is very low and cannot feed them for 12 months. The family is in shortage of food sometimes. They have challenges to cover their basic expenses and the children's education.
When admitted into the program, Panha looked thin and was a bit pale. He needs good caring and more nutritious food for growing up healthy.
Panha 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 all her grandchildren for schooling.