O. – a trans woman living with HIV – went to Sihanoukville for her relationship and to find work. Because of this she wanted to hide her HIV status and stopped taking HIV inhibitors.Read More
Untenu pays for make-up training course
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.Read More
Corona: massage parlors closed, tourists away, no sex work.
All massage parlors in Cambodia had to close due to the government implemented corona measures. Sex workers sometimes finds their clients at massage parlors. This is what Transwoman T.P. from Siem Reap did to support herself and her family.Read More
Positive in the Kingdom of Wonders
Friday January 6, Untenu Foundation organizes in cooperation with CinemAsia a program with 3 short documentaries about HIV-positive LGBTIQs in Cambodia – the Kingdom of Wonders.Read More
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
Sex worker in Phnom Penh: raped, hiv, homeless
Two weeks ago we received the first signal that S.L. was not well. She slept in the park and that made her difficult to track down. Homeless, sex worker, hiv positive. (Pay attention: startling photo!)Read More
Trans woman in Kampong Thom: no access to ARV
In Kampong Thom trans woman C.Y. lives, who we have helped before. After one year the project stopped that paid for her transport to the clinic. Consequence: three months without HIV medication (ARV). Fortunately she was noticed by Bandanh Chaktomok volunteers.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.