wife, breadwinner, Mother
Vurn has been a gracious presence in Landmine Design since the program began. She is a wife, a mother of four, and the breadwinner for her family as her husband is unfortunately crippled. In the early days of Landmine Design we were only able to offer part-time work for Vurn and the other artisan women. Because part-time income simply wasn’t enough to provide for her family, Vurn made a painful choice to leave the program. With desperate hope to feed her family Vurn said goodbye to her little ones, her dear husband, and crossed the border into Thailand in search of work. Like many women in the Minefield Village, Vurn didn’t have other options– she simply did what it took to survive and faced physical and emotional challenges in order to feed her family.
Fortunately, as we have grown, full-time employment is now offered at Landmine Design, and Vurn was able to come home to her family and back to work with us. Every interaction with Vurn is endearing. Her heart is soft and strong. She moves with the grace and the strength of a thousand women. She is a true woman of courage, and we are so grateful to have her back.