Leaving My Country
Here is a story which illustrated how my family and I moved to Utah in the United States. My family consists of seven people. After the war in Cambodia in 1979 which had begun in 1975, my family had a very hard time finding jobs for 10 year ago in Cambodia. There was poverty everywhere in the country, ruined homes and buildings, and poor education with no jobs to find for everybody. Seeing all of these issues, my family and I decided to come to the United States in 2000.
In reality, no one wants to leave their native country and the places that they are familiar with growing up in their country since they were born. I know I never wanted to leave my country and I probably would not have left except for the opportunity to get an education and a better life. These goals are the same things other immigrants have who leave their country and move to the United States. When my family moved, we were among many immigrants.
In discussing the conditions in Cambodia during the time we lived there up to the present day there are many positive and negative situations. Cambodia is a developing country; it was very difficult to earn money there right after the war. Even today some people have a hard time to earn money for their family’s living expenses so there are many poor families. Many families earn only enough money one day to spend on their food and then it is gone. There are a lot of homeless people who live on the streets begging for food and money. These conditions came about after the Civil War which ended in 1979. The war created difficult times for everyone who lived in Cambodia. The war destroyed everything, such as homes, businesses, schools, and the economy suffered. One example of how miserable life became in Cambodia is the fact that some people die after suffering a long time because they don’t have money to find a doctor to cure their dilemma of sickness or injury for their family members. The poor people suffered...