Bunthon was born on 05 April 1999 and joined our Scholarship program in November 2014 when she was in grade 8. She is in the 12th grade at Preah Monivong High School in Battambang. She lives in our Scholarship House with the other high school and college girls. Her family is very poor because her mother is a widow and has been ill. Her family owns no land for farming. Bunthon's mother works but gets little money to support the family. The family's financial situation makes it difficult to buy study materials for Bunthon. She is an outstanding student, ranking in the top quarter of her class last year. She also does well in her after-school English class. In her application for the Reach for the Sky program Bunthon said, "I would like to get a good education, but my family doesn’t have enough money to support my studies. I hope you will help me. I don’t want to give up my studies."