Success Stories


DDD has helped thousands of talented, motivated individuals create a path to a more promising future. Here are a few of their stories.



Graduates of Work-Study program


Youth provided with long-term work experience


Program participants are women


Average estimated increase in lifetime income per graduate


Technology Knows No Boundaries

Maureen Chebet and Damaris Sirengo, Kenya

Nairobi is home to the Kibera housing project where an estimated 170,000 live in poverty. For women, life in Kibera is even harder.

“Since we started the training, I have seen myself grow tremendously. I`ve overcome the fear and perception of ‘it’s impossible, and that IT is hard only men can do it.’ Once I started doing it, I found out that I can do it better than the men.”

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Disability is No Obstacle to Success

Kaolee Chongchoualee, Laos

“DDD saw my ability instead of my disability and gave me a chance to prove to myself and others that I can still work and follow my dreams,” says Kaolee Chongchoualee, DDD Laos’ first Associate who uses a wheelchair.

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Working Past Disability

Bouddy Siribang, Laos

Bouddy is grateful for the learning and practical experience she has gained at DDD and is confident she can fulfill her goal of becoming an accountant.

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A Journey Out of Rural Poverty

Honda Nakseangchanh, Laos

As a boy growing up in Vientiane province in Laos, Honda Nakseangchanh knew he had to find a way out of poverty.

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“I Have the Ability”

Treng Kuy Chheng, Cambodia

On Treng Kuy Chheng’s first day at DDD, she wondered what those 20 people were doing with their computers. She had no experience using one before.

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From School Guard to Scholar

Socheat Thin, Cambodia

Attending a private school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia was out of reach for Socheat. Then a friend told him about DDD and it changed his life.

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