Growing up with nine other siblings, Sreang’s parents could not afford to enrol her in school. As a result, Sreang, now 36-year-old spent most of her childhood working to support her family in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tanya never thought that she would own a home of her own. A mother of two, she had moved from Sydney to the Illawarra region, following the death of her partner. Tanya had also lost her home during the Christmas Day bushfires in 2001.