Though the Koompi team is made up of only eight members, Rithy has big plans for the future of the project.

“We started out wanting to help Cambodians find access to a good, durable laptop for less,” he said. “But now we’re seeing that this project could help people in other Asean nations, as we’ve already had potential partners in Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines express their interest in the computer.”

“It seems a lot of people want a good computer for a low cost,” he added, chuckling.