HUOTH MAB: Pig Farmer
Huoth Mab is 43 years old and married with 3 girls aged between 9 and 5 years. Prior to moving to Veal Thom he tried to earn an income as a moto-taxi driver in Phnom Penh and then as a photographer in Kampong Som, but people looked down on him because he is disabled.
He lost his leg in Battambang on July 26th 1989 and says he will always remember that day, but now he has his dignity again and his relatives respect him for having land and a business.
When he first arrived in Veal Thom he left his family behind and began clearing the land before his wife and children joined him.
He was trained using the success case replication methodology (SCR) and now grows his own crops, raises pigs and chickens and produces rice wine. He is training his brother in the skills he learned and his brother will help him to increase production in order to meet the demands of the wholesalers who buy his wine.