Nary, her brother and her parents ©DRIC/2017/Lenka Tavodova
It's a beautiful, sunny morning in Preak Chrey village, a remote community in Cambodia’s rural Lvea Em District. In a traditional house on the outskirts of the village we meet Ms. Phal Samphous. Ms. Phal’s 8-year-old daughter Nary is delayed in her development. “I realized that my daughter was different when she was two. She still wasn't able to walk. She struggles to understand the world around her and forgets things easily. She can’t read nor write,” Ms. Phal says.
Nary is a very happy girl with the brightest of smiles and endless energy. She loves to bike, go for walks and going to school. Every school morning she rises early, full of expectations of what she will get to do in class that day.