Ponleu is a student. He studies English and Finance at a school in his home province near the Vietnamese border, but he’s constantly straining his eyes because of strabismus, a condition that can cause permanent vision problems and fatigue if left untreated.
Ponleu needs a $250 surgery to treat his strabismus and realign his eyes so he can continue with school. He comes from a family of farmers, but his dream is to work at a bank.
Ponleu loves playing tennis, listening to music, and spending time with his friends. His father recently passed away, but he is determined to succeed in school and create a good life for himself.