This weekend we had two requests for emergency aid from the province of Battambang: a 32-year-old gay man who, out of shame, did not dare to take his HIV medication and became ill as a result. And a similar problem for a young gay aged 16 who is brought up by his grandmother.
Pattaya and Jomtien (Thailand) have a great attraction for foreign sex tourists and sex workers. The good listener hears Lao and Khmer speak in the many gay bars as well as Thai. Read the story of the Cambodian boy M.T.: gay, HIV+, sex worker in Pattaya. He was found sick in Thailand and brought home and cared for with the help of Untenu Foundation.
For Untenu Foundation, a fundraising campaign has been started on Facebook to raise an amount of money of which ING Cambodia can be appointed to coordinate our work there.
For the third year in a row, Untenu Foundation – together with the Mara Foundation and the Humanitas Foundation – is organizing AIDS Candlelight Memorial. An afternoon whith commemoration, reflection and singing together. On Sunday, May 20, everyone is welcome from 3 pm on the Pieter De Hoochweg 110 in Rotterdam. The entrance is free, as well as the food and drinks.
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)