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.
C.Y. lives in a shabby hut in Kiriwon, a village in Kampong Thom. She is a 46 year old trans woman, working as a contract worker in her village, taking various jobs from washerwoman to work in the rice-fields. She only passed through primary school and does not have any vocational training.
Her family does not allow her to live with them because she is a trans woman.
For her HIV medication she depended on the program called Active Case Management that paid for the transport to the clinic. In the meanwhile this project has stopped, and so she could no longer afford the money to collect her HIV inhibitors in the city.
After 3 months without HIV medication C.Y. was found ill and weakened by the local volunteers of BandanhChaktomok (Untenu’s Cambodian partner organization). With our financial support she now gets medication and foods to recover.
We hope that C.Y. will be able to work soon, so she can pay herself the transport to the clinic.
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