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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01702
Date : 09/2016
Country/Region : CAMBODIA
Title : Going mobile : with work and life
Duration : 00:03:40
Cameraman : VEUVE, Lucas
Editor : VEUVE, Lucas
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
TUITIENGSAT, Thanapa; MAO, Chandaly
Production reference : 2016AV.0124
Description : Ngov Chreb suffered spinal injuries that changed her live for ever. After years of suffering the effects of disability, she has found new live and livelihood thanks to a project providing financial assistance to disabled people.
Until an accident in 2003 damaged her spinal chord, Ngov Chreb ran a small business from her house which earned enough money to support the whole family. Her injury meant she could no longer work and all her savings were spent on treatment fees. Without a regular income, Ngov's family had to depend on her husband's meagre five dollars a day earned from casual construction work.
A year after the accident, Ngov went to the ICRC-supported Regional Physical Rehabilitation Centre in Battambang where she was fitted with an orthotic that allowed her to walk again, albeit slowly, without the aid of walking frame. In 2012, after more than seven years of treatment at the centre, Ngov decided to take a risk and join the Cambodian Women's Wheelchair Basketball team.
Ngov's life changed again for the better in December 2015 after hearing about the ICRC's micro-economic initiative (MEI) programme that helps people in need start their own business. She applied and won a grant which she used to set up a mobile coffee shop.
Each day both she and her husband wake up at 4 a.m. to get the shop ready for customers by 7 a.m. "It's no bother waking up so early. What matters to me is that I can work again. It has long been our dream to have our own business," she said while riding on a scooter specially designed for people with disabilities.
Ngov's business is doing well, selling up to 50 cups of coffee per day. "Some of my clients are even foreign tourists," she said with a smile. The family can now rent a proper house and send their ten-year-old daughter to primary school. Ngov's future plans include adding other kinds of drinks to the menus, such as fruit juices and soft drinks, to attract non-coffee-drinking customers.
Original language : Japanese
Other language : International soundtrack
English title : Going mobile : with work and life
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422