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Meet The Team

Can you tell us where you were born?
Swavy Rieng

How old are you?
42 years

How long have you worked for tonlé?
I have been with tonlé for just about 2 years.

Tell us a little bit about what you were you doing before working at tonlé/Luludu?
I worked as a cleaner in the province

How has your situation improved since working for tonlé/Luludu?
Working at tonlé has greatly improved my life. I am now much happier and am able to enjoy more quality time with my family, I am constantly improving my skills and learning new techniques. I am also now able to send my daughter to school, support my family - and I bought my daughter a motorcycle!

What are your dreams for the future?
My dream is to be able to support my grandchildren in the future.

Do you have any hobbies?
I enjoy staying at home and altering my clothes into new designs. I like to play around with patterns, shapes, and detailing to make interesting pieces.

What is most important to you?
Family is very important to me. I want to be able to support them and make sure they are healthy. I want to be sure that I am always able to support and care for my family.

Tell us a little bit about your family
I have one daughter who is 21. She studies banking at university in Phnom Penh.

Tell us one of your happiest memories
I am happiest when I sew something beautiful at work. It excites me to see my efforts create a beautiful design. I am now learning to crochet and I enjoy when I can see the finished product that I have made.
Can you tell us where you were born?
Phnom penh

How old are you?
I will turn 24 this year (2015).

How long have you worked at tonlé?
I have worked at Tonlé for a year and half - nearly 2 years.

What were you doing before tonlé/Luludu?
I used to be in the Met somlanh organization. They trained me how to sew and provided me with free schooling and food.

How has your situation improved since working at tonlé/Luludu?
Working at tonlé gives me the opportunity to improve my skills. The everyday work challenges me to learn new skills and to think a lot.  Some of my skills include printing, dying and other handwork. I especially enjoy making jewellery because it requires a lot of design and skill.

My salary allows me to rent a house and buy food.

What are your dreams for the future?
To buy a house with my husband.

Do you have any hobbies?
I like to watch Thai and American movies. I also enjoys dancing at home.  

What is most important to you?
The two most important things to me are my family and health because without health you cannot properly enjoy your family moments.

Tell us a little bit about your family
I am an orphan. I met my husband when we were working at Met Somlanh organization. We have been married for 3 years. Even if having children is in our plans, we intend on saving money first in order to provide for them later.

Tell us one of your happiest memories
My wish is to stay the longest with my husband and my happy memories are my first job and first salary.
 
Can you tell us where you were born?
In the Kampung cham province

How old are you?
41 years

How long have you worked for tonlé?
I have been working for Tonlé for 7 years. During those years my tasks have varied and I loves that. At tonlé/luludu I enjoy knitting because I am really good at it and it is easy. I can still work while chatting with my colleagues.

Tell us a little bit about what you were you doing before working at tonlé/Luludu?
I used to work on the road and also sold meat.

How has your situation improved since working for tonl
é/Luludu?
I used to be a street seller, but when they found out I wasn't well they fired me. I feel good working at tonlé because nobody ignores me because of my sickness.  For me it is a good environment to work in.

The salary gives me the opportunity to provide for my family - mostly for my children's school fees, the rent and food.

What are your dreams for the future?
I am currently renting a house, which is expensive; my dream would be to buy a house and in the future to leave it as an inheritance for my children.

Do you have any hobbies?
I enjoy watching TV and sleeping (relaxing).

What is most important to you?
Family is the most important thing to me. I feel that my duty is to make sure that my family is doing great and is healthy. Another aspect that is important to me is knowing my children will have good jobs.

Tell us a little bit about your family
I have 6 children (the oldest is 22 years old and the little one is 12). My husband is a driver for a private company.

The two older children are working while the others are still in high school.  The oldest sells beer and the second one works in the clothing factory.

Tell us one of your happiest memories
I don’t really have a happy memory but a wish. I wishes to live a long life with my family.