With the signatures of Yasethadavuth Davuth (l), vice chairman of Bandanh Chaktomok, and of Ron van Zeeland (r), chairman of Untenu Foundation, the Memorandum of Agreement is a fact. Both parties formalized their relationship for six months and intend to extend this for the rest of 2017 and 2018. Bandanh Chaktomok is now the official partner organization to work with Untenu on emergency aid for LGBTI’s living with HIV under poor conditions in Cambodia.
Last Friday Untenu has sent money for food supply and medical aid for Pisith. Today we raise money for his funeral. HIV in Cambodia has a different face than in the Western world.
In Siem Reap (known from World Heritage site Angkor Wat) Untenu Foundation provided two transgender women living with HIV, with money for nutrition, doctors visit and medication. Local volunteers of the BC carried out the operation.
You’ve all seen him on the slide show on our front page: Sychai. Yesterday we heard the news that he has deceased two days ago. He was far too young, he leaves a wife behind.
Recently the Board of Untenu Foundation has appointed the members of the Advisory Board, after the Rules of Procedure was adopted. Yesterday it was confirmed in a joint meeting which also adopted the Annual Report 2015 and Work Plan & Budget 2016. Untenu full steam ahead!
Last week Untenu got an emergency call from Cambodia: an HIV positive gay man was seriously ill because he did not have money to collect his ARV (HIV medicine). He suffered seriously weight loss, had skin problems and he even didn’t have money to buy food. On top of this his motorbike was broke.