250 PLHIV and OVC Receive Food Support from Chevron
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
On the 20th December, Cambodian HIV/AIDS Education and Care (CHEC) with the support from Chevron (Cambodia) Limited, held a donation event to 250 People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Sa Ang District, Kandal province. The purpose of this donation was to bring food support to those PLHIV and OVC who are most in need in Kandal province.
The 250 people came from CHEC�s two targeted Districts in Kandal province - Sa Ang District and Ta Khmao District. These 250 people were selected to attend the donation event as they were considered to be the most �in need� and �affected� in their districts according to their poor health and living conditions.
Each beneficiary of this donation received food support consisting of 20 Kilograms of rice, 10 cans of fish, 50 packs of instant noodles and three pieces of soap.
It is not the first time that Chevron has donated to an HIV/AIDS program. Since its first arrival in Cambodia, Chevron has supported many HIV/AIDS programs through donations to various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Cambodia. Chevron�s support has assisted these NGOs in their same goal of helping poor and vulnerable people who are suffering because of HIV/AIDS.
"It is very thankful that Chevron has cooperated with CHEC in donating food to those HIV/AIDS affected people in our targeted areas," Dr. Kasem Kolnary, CHEC director says.
"We make sure that those beneficiaries are the most in need PLHIV. Even this donation cannot support them in long term, at least it can give them enough food for two or three months and this is very helpful to their health," Dr. Kasem Kolnary continues.
"I would like to thank Chevron for providing support through this donation and I also believe that Chevron will keep providing support in the future as well". Dr. Kasem Kolnary concludes with saying �I also would like to thank other actors that keep supporting CHEC�s projects, directly and indirectly such as volunteers, community people, local authority, and others, who always support us through their own little means.�
CHEC, formerly Quaker Service Australia, is a local non-governmental organization which is established since 1994. Its mission is working together with government, civil society, communities and PLHIV to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS and improve quality of PLHIV lives by providing sources of livelihood and health care to them.
CHEC, formerly Quaker Service Australia, is a local non-governmental organization which was established in 1994. Its mission is working together with government, civil society, communities and PLHIV to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS and improve quality of PLHIV lives by providing sources of livelihood and health care to them.
To date, CHEC has successfully improved the links between community and formal health and care services for PLHIV by establishing community Home Based Care teams, Self Help Groups of PLHIV and community Reference Groups to work closely with local health care services.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Kasem Kolnary, Director
Tel: 012 945 077
Mr. Chea Bunthan, Communication Manager
Tel: 017 933 246
Ms. Pin Manika, Media Officer
Tel: 077 757 616