Cambodian parents love their children as much as anyone, says Nget Thy, director of the Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children's Rights. Virginity for sale: inside Cambodia's shocking trade | Global development | The Guardian
The money that had represented a life-changing sum — equivalent to around five years' salary in her home village in Kandal province — soon trickled away. Addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling is part of daily life. Dara, who is now 18, says almost every teenage girl there is sold for her virginity.