Mar 31, 2017 by Kathleen Lauder
In the past Sambath was an alcoholic. He was a burden to his wife and children. Sarom told us, “From 2004 until 2015, my husband drank alcohol every day and did not help with any work in the family. I was the only one who took responsibility for looking after the family and working on our farm to earn an income.” She continued, “Sometimes when my husband was drunk, he beat me and the children.” Sambath admitted to what his wife said and added, “I always forced my wife to give me money for alcohol, drinking, and gambling. I did not take care of my family, especially my children’s education.