I was 13 when I had to leave my family because of the civil war. At the time, I didn’t know that I wouldn’t get to see them until 4 years later. I worked on two different farms, either in the rice fields or as a cattleman. It was the darkest time in my life. After the civil war ended, I volunteered in the military and was employed as a soldier afterwards. I served to protect my village. I was proud to do so for 15 years until I retired. I am 55 now and have married twice. Nowadays I am living with my second wife, but I still try my best to support my first wife and our four children. One of them is a student here at Anjali House. That’s also part of the reason how I got into the job. Being unemployed before I had trouble providing for my family, so I was happy to find work again. I worked as a security guard in the past, but the environment here is quite different with the kids. It makes me happy to see that they are all receiving an education and that they can enjoy their childhood.