MISS KIM: Cambodia's Trailblazing Tuktuk Diver

SUMMARY: A single mother of two broke into the male-dominated tuktuk driver business, thus paving the way for other women to do the same.

Miss Kim, purchased her first tutuk in Phnom Penh in 2013. She faced many challenges and obstacles as a woman entering into a business run solely by men. But she overcame them and has become a vocal advocate for women, and especially single-mothers, in the workforce. 

While this global COVID-19 scenario has devastated the local economy, and thus the livelihoods of people, in Siem Reap (once catering to millions of international tourists seeking a glimpse of the world-famous Angkor Wat Archeological Complex), Miss Kim remains optimistic and continues to be a vocal advocate for the rights of women.


VIDEO: This is a brief video introduction to Miss Kim that I shot casually, out of personal interest in 2018.  I never published her story, but would love to reshoot and hand it over to you should you be interested. 

Thank you! - Maggie Padlewska