Disability does not prevent Nareth from pursuing her dreamaccess
Chhuoy Nareth has a physical impairment. During childhood she felt discouraged, as she faced discrimination and disempowerment. However, this did not prevent her from pursuing her dreams of becoming self-dependent.
With support through Australia’s ACCESS program, Nareth participated in training to improve her business and received access to a network of entrepreneurs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she sewed bags, female dresses and masks, and also made jewellery for sale.
After receiving training from Agile Development Group – a social enterprise that creates economic opportunities for people with disabilities to promote their inclusion and independence, Nareth is now managing online sales of her products via a Facebook page – you can buy her products here Nareth – Wear Your Elephant
“Hope never ends as long as we live. When you get tired, you can relax, but you cannot stop. You must continue your journey,” said Nareth.
The ACCESS program builds on our long-standing support to eliminate gender-based violence in Cambodia. It reflects Australia’s strong commitment to supporting human rights, gender equality and disability-inclusive development in our region.