Thanks to recent fundraising campaigns, the Untenu Foundation has managed to raise enough money to start a make-up training course for underprivileged LGBTI people with HIV in Battambang, Cambodia. The course will start during the Cambodian rainy season.
On July 9, Untenu chairman Ron van Zeeland was one of the guests at the daily talk show ATLAS Virtual. He was interviewed about Untenu’s work in Cambodia. Click Read more to watch the broadcast.
Chenla is a 50-year-old gay man living with HIV. He scours the streets of Phnom Penh in search of reusable waste. Untenu would like to fundraise a cargo bike so that he can increase his range and his income.
Yesterday Untenu made money available to help the mother of a young gay man. Both mother and son are HIV positive, mother became ill and can no longer work. Four members of the family are now dependent on one minimum income.
Fund raising for Untenu Foundation in December: Willems-Koop Fund allocated money for Untenu’s overhead costs and a fund raising activity in a Mennonites church during a LGBT Advent service. The ambassadors of Untenu raised money with a performance on World Aids Day. (video)
Good news from the Untenu board: two persons expressed their willingness to become a candidate for a function on the board, Xandra Visser (48 y.o.) and Rajesh Ramaneti (42 y.o.). They are going to run on trial with Ron van Zeeland (chairman) and Willy Lourenssen (treasurer) till the end of this year. If the mutual experiences turn out to be positive, they will be appointed as respectively treasurer and member of the board on January 1st, 2018.
At Rotterdam Pride, Untenu Foundation has collected €500 for LGBTI with HIV who are living in Cambodia in poor circumstances. This helps Untenu support more LGBTI with emergency assistance and education. The amount that we collected has been raised by our hairdresser Ferdi and by selling hand woven rainbow scarves from Cambodia and by donations.