A 16-year-old Cambodian girl named Leida Shoun tells the Daily Mail in an interview how, after approaching Shiloh and Zahara in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Jolie-Pitt’s daughters offered to help Shoun and her 12 impoverished brothers and sisters.
Shoun describes how, during a number of outings, the Jolie-Pitt girls and a minder took Shoun and her siblings out to buy $200 worth of new clothing and bikes that they could otherwise not afford.
“We only had one bicycle for the entire family and it was old, so for us this is an amazing gift,” Shoun tells the outlet. “Shiloh and Zahara and their family are very good people.” The Jolie-Pitts also apparently treated the family to a trip to the arcade.
The Jolie-Pitt family is currently in Cambodia while Jolie directs her latest feature—a Netflix adaptation of the Cambodian memoir First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers—with the help of son Maddox.
In an interview with Vogue last year, Jolie recalled the moment she knew that Shiloh had been bitten by the humanitarian bug. While visiting with refugees in Lebanon “When she was sitting on the floor writing her notes and talking to someone, I remembered myself fifteen years ago and thought, I know that moment”.
The Daily Mail has photos of Shoun and her brothers and sisters posing proudly with their new clothes, including a polka-dot dress and tennis shoes in multiple colors.
A local shopkeeper confirms the Jolie-Pitts’ goodwill, adding, “The young girl [Shiloh] paid the money. They also bought things in other shops too. The Cambodian children were very good, very well behaved, and very excited to have new clothes.”