Growing Together: Noah and the Believe In Me Sokhem School
Eight-year-old Noah has been a student at our Believe In Me Sokhem school for almost two years. We took this photo of Noah when we first met him. Although his smile was big and vibrant, his hair was blonde due to malnutrition. Over 40% of children in Cambodia suffer chronic malnutrition so serious that stunting and health issues are quite common. Children’s naturally dark hair will often turn blonde due to lack of good nutrition in a condition called Kwashiorkor malnutrition.