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Support compassionate, practical and culturally compatible philanthropy

Monday, November 26, 2018

Paying it Forward

We often arrange for people to pass on donations from 100 Friends to the needy in different countries.  In the photo below our Filipino friend Regine is helping a homeless grandmother on the streets of Angeles in The Philippines. We have done hundreds of these "Paying it Forward" cases since we first started.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Grandma Choun Kim from Cambodia

Children Bridge Organization                   100 Friends Project

Grandma  Choun Kim

  1. Background
Grandma Choun Kim is the oldest woman in Andong Thmey community. She is ninety- four 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 Kim lived 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 threatened 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 Kim got 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 he need to spend much for his family such as foods, water, electricity, sending children to school and medicine for grandma every day. 

  1. Recent problems

Grandma Choun Kim has blood pressure and she is paralyzed and laying in bed for many years.  She sleeps in the bed under the balcony in front of house where the sun heats in the day time.  Grandma Choun Kim can eat some food and drinks. She takes  blood pressure medicine and calcium medicine to support her health every day.   
  1. 100 Friends Support
Grandma Choun Kim is really happy and excited that she got offering stuff such as fan, sleeping mat, mosquito net, clothing and her life feels better . Grandma Choun 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”.

 MEDICOLAT 20 mg (Medicine for blood pressure)
Grandma takes the blood pressure medicine everyday.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mr. Tam - Vietnamese recipient of wheelchair and funds for basic living expenses

Hoang Quyet Tam was born in Thanh Hoa Province. He is a military veteran and served in the army from 1970 to 1978 in the B war zone from Quang Tri to Tay Ninh Provinces, one of the most heavily bombed areas. When he returned from war, he worked as a driver, but unfortunately his legs got weaker and he became fully paralyzed about 10 years ago. 
His wife is also a military veteran, and they got married but did not have children. It was not until he got a health check up that he was found to be affected by Agent Orange dioxin. Both of them are now unable to work due to their deteriorating health condition, so they live on a government subsidy that provides 3 million VND per month ($128 USD).

Hello Mr. MARC GOLD,  I am Hoang Quyet Tam, I have received your precious help. I am very happy and grateful, please let me call you a kind-hearted friend.  I asked Ms. Ngo Thuy Hanh to send you the photos of my wife and me and a thank you letter, I wish you good health and success!  Sincerely,  Hoang Quyet Tam