Pung was born in 1993 in a poor family in Prasat, Surin. There were six people in Pung’s family. They all lived together in a small wooden house. Her grandmother was very old. Pung had one older sister and one younger sister who were both still studied in the nearby schools. Her parents were farmers and owned only 2 rai (3200 square meter) of rice fields, which was too little to run a profitable farm. They sometimes rent other people’s field to grow rice. Pung’s family didn’t own any cattle.