A Father In Cambodia Wove A Backpack For His Son To Save Money

Lack Of Resources

Suon said in an interview that backpacks in her area typically cost around 30,000 riels ($7) but even that can be a struggle for many parents near the school.

woven backpack raffia string
Photo Credit: Facebook / Sophous Suon
Photo Credit: Facebook / Sophous Suon

For the Keng family, it wasn’t that the backpack was too expensive for them. Keng’s father works as a farmer and he simply decided the money could better be used elsewhere, and he had the resources to create a fully functional bag for his son, so that was the best option for them.