At 31, Rithy is a gynaecologist by day and a 'family doctor' to slum families by night. Loading his tuk-tuk with medicines and medical equipment, Rithy rides through the slums of Phnom Penh to administer free medical consultation and treatment to needy families.
Growing up on drugs where he made the streets his home, Rithy knows how life is like without access to basic needs. Rithy has no family; he never knew his father, his mother died when he was a child.
Defiant and angry with life, the love and persistent care from HAGAR staff finally paid off after a few years. Rithy pushed himself to study hard so that he can one day be a doctor and help underprivileged communities. Today, Dr Rithy is working on a plan to build a medical clinic in the vicinity of urban slums.