KANDAL PROVINCE, Cambodia — Petite, soft-spoken and innocent Kai Sochoeun dreamed of a far better life, out of the poverty she was created into in rural Cambodia.
She passed her days fetching water from a pond and looking after chickens that roamed near her wood stilt house. The men were watched by her in her town skeptically. Should they only cared about cards and liquor, exactly just how could wedding enhance her life?
“I was not thinking about a spouse,” she said.
That changed whenever an acquaintance of her uncle approached her by having an once-in-a-lifetime possibility. Continue reading