Saran works in Cambodia’s capital as a taxi organizer. He’s only 19, but he already shoulders the heavy responsibility of sending money home to his family so they can buy medicine for his father, who has tuberculosis.
Unfortunately, Saran hasn’t been able to work since February because of a traffic accident that broke his arm and his leg. He sought medical attention from a traditional healer, but the treatment didn’t work. Now, he needs surgery on both his arm and his leg to enable him to go back to work.
The youngest of seven children, Saran says he hopes to be married soon like his siblings. He loves playing volleyball, and looks forward to having his arm and leg fixed so he can get back to living a healthy, productive life.