Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Dear Marc,

Here is a small report of Grandma Choun Kim (grandma lay on bed).
We got the funding to buy blood pressure medicine and calcium for her for three month from 100 friends.
Is it ok to keep continue provide her medical need?

Thank you,

Ly An,

1.          Background
Grandma Choun Kim is the oldest woman in Andong Thmey community. She is 94 years old. She had four daughters. She lived with second daughter in Andong Thmey village, Sangkat Korkroka, Khan Prek Pnov, Phnom Penh. But now, she cannot anything   because she had blood pressure and cripple. Grandma only slept in the bed outside her house. Her daughter used the old blankets hung around the sleeping bed instead of curtain to protect the sun heat. Grandma Choun Kimlived through Khmer regime. She lived with her serious life by Pol Pot forced her to work over the time and over her power until she was a cripple then Pol Pot forced her and thread her to kill in the field by using the reason why she cannot work and be lazy, but she had no enough food to support her life. She got cripple for three years during Pol Pot regime because she worked over power and time every day. After that she was better until she was nine two years old. Grandma Choun Kimgot serious sickness till the present. Her daughter is housewife and staying at home to look after her mother. Her husband is motor driver he earned around 20 000 riels per day ($5 USD) he need to spend much for his family such as foods, water, electricity, sending children to school and medicine for grandma every day. 
Grandma Choun Kimgot blood pressure and cripple in the bed for many years.  She slept in the bed under the balcony in front of house where the sun heat in the day time.  Grandma Choun Kimcan eat some food and drinks. She takes the blood pressure medicine and calcium medicine to support her health every day .   
Grandma Choun Kim is really happy and excited that she got offering stuff such as fan, sleeping mat, mosquito net, sampots and medicines to make her life feel better . GrandmaChoun Kim smiled and said in the soft voice that “ I am really happy and excited. Thank you so much to all donors who feel kind to offer stuff and provided the medicine to support her life. I wish all the best”.
Grandma Choun Kim said in the soft voice that “ I am really happy and excited to receive the help from 100 Friends”.

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