Mr Sitha is married with seven children, and lives in Cambodia's Takeo province. He had polio in childhood and developed poor vision in his right eye later in life.
In 2007, a fieldworker from CBM partner, Cambodian Development Mission for Disability (CDMD) visited him and encouraged him to have eye check up at Takeo Eye Hospital
. It was discovered that Mr Sitha had a cataract. He was advised to have surgery and he recovered very well. He was very happy to regain his vision.
Mr Sitha continued to earn a living for his family by making the native roof made of palm leaves. He was selected to be the team leader of self help group of his village organised by CDMD.