Some hard truths
- Only 6.4% of rural Cambodian females attend secondary school
- 77% of all people trafficked in Cambodia are smuggled across the Poipet border
- 60% of Poipets inhabitants are economic migrants looking to make a living from cross-border trade
CfC’s work focuses on the Poi Pet community, Cambodia. It is one of the poorest regions in Cambodia and is located on the border of Cambodia and Thailand. At this border crossing, many people find work pulling carts or begging from tourists. Poipet faces considerable challenges to improve the livelihoods of local people and community development. As a result, many women and children are extremely vulnerable to trafficking, sexual exploitation, and inhumane working conditions. Consequently, disparities in education, gender equality and income are increasing between Poipet and other regions in Cambodia.