Daily life is tough for Yiv Toch, her husband and their six-year-old daughter. The combined income from Yiv Toch’s job at the local textile factory and her husband’s wages as a moto-taxi driver barely provide food and essentials. When there isn’t enough, they go without or borrow.
When we need more than just food we borrow money from neighbours. But the interest rate can be 120 per cent a year,’ says Yiv Touch. ‘I worry about running out of food, or my daughter falling sick, we have nothing to fall back on.
But, thanks to her local church – inspired by training from Tearfund’s partner – Yiv Toch has new hope and purpose. She has just joined a church chicken-raising scheme, which she hopes will start to provide a stable income – something that will provide for all their daily needs