Marady Chhoun

Cambodia – Program Director

Marady was born in PreyVeng, Cambodia in the late 1960’s. He was raised in a family with 5 siblings. He lived through the Khmer Rouge genocide (1975-1979) where his father was killed. His mother died in 1990 during the Vietnamese occupation of Cambodia, lacking adequate food and medicine. He was not able to attend school when young because of the war/genocide that was taking place at that time. At age 17, Marady enolled in school at the age of 17 while living near the Cambodia-Thailand border. After the UNTAC agreements were signed in 1993, Marady worked for various NGO’s in Cambodia – specializing in a range of projects including rural survey and design, water well drilling, health, education, and sanitation/hygiene. Marady currently serves as a Program Director with Become More.