Village Trip 19th Decamber 2010

Another Very sick Baby: A one month old baby girl was brought by her mother to the medical clinic for treatment. She had a very large weeping abscess on the back of her head, the abscess appeared 2 days after birth; Rudy decided the baby needed urgent Hospitalization so we asked the mother and father to bring her with us in the truck back to Phnom Penh. We gave the parents US$10 and nurse Kunthea took them to the Kuntha Bohpa Children’s Hospital. Kunthea managed to speak to a doctor who immediately admitted the baby and mother, this was a lucky break  as it is usual to have to queue up overnight and wait to be seen on the Monday.

On Monday the baby underwent surgery and the abscess was removed, we are told the operation went well and after a few days recovery the family will return to the village. We will monitor the babies progress as it has been a very serious illness and dangerous operation and it will not be known for quite some time whether the baby is completely cured. During their stay in Hospital CHOICE has taken the family meals from the “soup kitchen” and a supply of donated baby clothes and towels, we also paid for their evening meals.

While the medical clinic was in progress the volunteers had a very busy day handing out the normal food supplies and clothing donated by our CANON friends from Malaysia. At Jasmine village an extra 25 x 10kg sacks of rice donated by Sun Yong Xing from China was handed out (there is another 25 for next trip). We also supplied another 3 tins of baby formulae, erected a Tarpaulin over the leaking roof of the blind babies hut and handed out photo’s  taken by past volunteer Rhonda. Rudy also checked the health of the other babies previously sent to the hospital for treatment, all are well. More pic’s in Photo Gallery.

Christmas Greetings

CHOICE wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We would also like to thank all volunteers and donors for their support this year,  our best year so far with the development of the “Soup Kitchen” project. We will be giving out food on Christmas day, there are no holidays for the hungry. Whilst you are enjoying your Christmas celebrations please give some thought to those here who are much less fortunate, every donation whether it’s big or small helps, we can provide two meals for $1. Below is a photo taken on the last village trip of two boys, they have just caught some rats with a slingshot; a meal for their family.

CANON Village Trip 11/12/2010

Many thanks to Allan, Vice President of  EAS MARKETING SDN.BHD. & RECARTS TRADING SDN. BHD. for bringing over his team of CANON Representatives from Malaysia. They brought with them 25 box’s of new and near new clothing and some toys for the families at the Villages, and the Homeless at the Soup Kitchen. On Saturday the 11th Dec. the team arrived at Chiva’s Shack around 8.45am, where we prepared food supplies for 84 Village families. The pictures below show some of the team members handing out the supplies and dressing some of the children. One mother had a very sick baby, Allan gave her US$20 to cover the cost of a visit & treatment at the Children’s Hospital, we will check next week on the babies condition. At the end of the trip we joined the team for lunch where CHOICE was presented with a donation to make the total value for the day US$430 thanks again.

Village Trip Sunday 28th November

We thank June Burton, John Conner, Sarah Saxon for their donation of baby/children’s clothes which we handed out on Sunday the 28th Nov. at the Village, some who received the clothes are shown in the pictures below. We also thank Tad for bringing the clothes to P/Penh and Rhonda for the pictures previously taken of some of the Villagers, we will hand these out next trip. The mothers of the twins were also given their supply of powdered milk. Entertainment was provided by Robert, balloon tying and Michael for running the drawing class, we thank them for their help. Eighty five food bags were handed out and our nurse Kunthea provided minor medical treatment. We checked on the two sick babies from the previous trip (pictured) and both the parents had taken their babies to the Children’s Hospital for treatment with the money we had given them, both babies are now well.