The new year was just beginning or bad news came: H.S. (33) from Battambang – who suffered from TB & HIV – died.
This week: emergency aid for 1 gay man, 1 trans woman & 1 lesbian
Last week we received 3 requests at Untenu to assist people with HIV: a gay man of 30; a transwoman of 28 and finally a lesbian of 28 years old.
Fortune teller in Poipet
Her name is PC, she is 57 years old, transgender and she earns her money as a fortune teller at the Poipet market, where she also cleans on demand. She has known for 10 years that she is HIV-positive, but became ill because she didn’t have enough money to take her medicine with food.Read More
HIV & TB: double trouble
The HIV virus is one of the causes of the global tuberculosis epidemic. According to the World Health Organisation, by 2015 there were 1.2 million HIV-infected people worldwide who received TB (source: KNCV Tuberculose Fonds). Today, we provided money for a 33-year-old gay man who, in addition to HIV, also contracted tuberculosis.Read More
HIV positive ‘rainbow family’ was helped
In Kampong Chhnang, a Cambodian province, lives a mother with her son and transgender daughter, All three members of this ‘rainbow family’ are HIV positive. The mother fell ill; Untenu helped with a contribution towards medical and other costs.Read More
Sex worker from Prey Veng continues work after aid
Today Untenu has granted money to BC (Bandanh Chaktomok – National LGBT Network Cambodia) to help an HIV positive transgender sex worker with medical assistance so that she will be able to start working again after recovering.
Being LGBTI in Cambodia (video)
What is it like coming out as a LGBTI in Cambodia? In this video jong Khmer LGBTIs tell about their lives as a member of the LGBTI community in Cambodia.
This video is about bullying and discrimination of LGBTI’s by family members and in the Khmer society. This video aims to increase the understanding and support of the society, friends and family. After all. they have the greatest share in LGBTIs life and well-being.
Aid for Ratana didn’t arrive timely, she died of AIDS
Two weeks ago volunteers found Ratana in her parental home. Her condition was very bad because she stopped taking her HIV medication some years ago. With the aid of Untenu, food and medical care were arranged. Last week, Ratana died of the effects of AIDS. Untenu and BC arranged a worthy funeral.
HIV in Cambodia: Trans woman in Kampung Thum & Gay man in Battambang
Since Untenu Foundation signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Bandanh Chaktomok (BC, National MSMS & TG Network Cambodia), BC has been giving emergency aid to two members of the LGBTI community. The first request came from a HIV positive transgender woman living in the rural area of Kampong Thum. The second request was done for a gay man living with HIV in Battambang. Read More
Hope for poor, HIV positive LGBT in Cambodia
An Interview with Ron van Zeeland of Untenu Foundation
By: Vic Salas