Can you imagine not having electricity?
No safe light source to rely on after dark. Having to use dangerous kerosene lamps, open fires or flashlights to see at night, every night.
Tharin, 15, and new mum Marady, do not have to imagine.
They are among the 7 out of 10 people in Cambodia who have no access to electricity. And the impact this can have severe.
Without access to safe and reliable lights, children like Tharin struggle to read or study at night. They cannot go out safely after dark. And they are forced to rely on dangerous open fires or kerosene lamps – which can quickly cause deadly fires.
As a high school student, Tharin needs to spend hours studying at home to keep up with her school work.
But by the time she has completed her chores, and she is ready to start her homework, it is dark.
“I wanted to have a better future and success in my education.
I didn’t want to be like my parents, who were not able to go to school.
But the kerosene lamp flickered, making it hard to read.
If it was windy or rainy, the lamp would go out.”
It was not long before Tharin was falling behind at school simply because she did not have a safe and reliable light.
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