Cambodian father weaves son a school bag from raffia strings because he can’t afford to buy one

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A Cambodian father gets creative with raffia strings when it appears that he cannot afford to buy a new backpack for his son.

Like all parents who always want the best for their children, this loving father from Cambodia also wants nothing less than the very best for his son.

However, preparing for school necessities can cost a fortune to some parents as backpacks and school uniforms do not come cheap.

Nevertheless, this Cambodian father tried his best at making sure his son would go to school with a new and stylish backpack by weaving his son’s backpack from raffia strings.

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It may be unconventional but the end result is spectacular!

Turns out that the blue raffia strings make a very fashionable and sturdy material for a school backpack!

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The father even added some thoughtful details to the handmade backpack such as two black straps and a black buckle to secure the front lap.

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It is obvious that the father had carefully put all thoughts into the design as it can be seen with how intricate the buckle was placed on the front lap.

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The handcrafted backpack also seems sturdy and spacious enough to hold several books.

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At first glance, you might not even realize that the backpack is made from raffia strings and handmade as it looks like it came straight from a shop!

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When photos of the unique raffia string backpack made it to social media, many people were impressed and touched by the father’s creative solution to his son’s need.

The photos of the bag along with the lucky boy quickly went viral online when it was first posted on Facebook.

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There was also a caption on the post that says, “Because [the] father cannot afford to buy a new backpack for his son, he decided to create a new one from raffia strings for him. #Happybelatedfathersday.”

ក្មេងទើបតែចូលរៀនក្រោយគេ ព្រោះទើបមកពីថៃវិញកាតាបនេះគាត់ប្រាប់ថាឪពុកគាត់ជាអ្នកធ្វើឲ្យ(ធ្វើពីខ្សែដេរបាវ)​ ទឹកចិត្តឪពុកដើម្បីកូនបានល្អនឹងគេ

Posted by Sophous Suon on Sunday, June 16, 2019

It looks like the son will never have to buy a new backpack since he has such a creative father to make him one!

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