Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids

by Kasumisou Foundation
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids

Project Report | Oct 12, 2015
The core values of our progam

By Barbara Rosasco | Secretary & Treasurer

Since 1999, Kasumisou Foundation has provided care and support to the AIDS afflicted poor in and around Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital city. With the founding of our AIDS Patients Family Support Program (FSP) in 2000, we instituted a formalized effort to provide homeless and destitute women afflicted by mid-to-late stages of AIDS with basic housing, monthly food support, and sponsorship for the school expenses of their primary and secondary school age dependent children.

In the early years of our Family Support Program, we did also provide antiretroviral medicines (ARVs, often referred to as the "AIDS cocktail") to some of our patients including their HIV positive children and the HIV positive orphaned children of women who had died in our program.

Thanks to the contribution of free medicines by the UN's Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Cambodia, it became unnecessary for us to provide those life prolonging but very expensive medicines.

We continue to focus on providing the destitute women and children in our program with modest housing, food support, school expenses, basic medicines, transportation to and from medical appointments, and constant counseling and encouragement.

On average and at any given time, our program now serves approximately 35 to 40 AIDS afflicted women and their approximately 70 dependent children. We also continue to serve some AIDS orphans who are the children of women who died while in the care of our Family Support Program (FSP). 

A key part of our effort is to provide the children in these families with the skills needed to break the cycle of inherited poverty. Our approach is not only to provide the basics of a stable lifestyle but to maintain a high level of support and encouragement for these children to say in school, strive for academic excellence and introduce them to the concepts of self determination and personal accomplishment.

Since our program began,   in 2000, we have cared for hundreds of mothers, and families  with their many children. Although many of the mothers who entered our program have passed away, we still have seen the emerging success of many of the children , who without the care and support of our program, would have lived short lives of hopelessness and homelessness.

All of this is possibly only because of the kind  generousity of our donors who help us to continue in our efforts.

Thank you so very much for your support.

 

Barbara & Mark Rosasco

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Kasumisou Foundation

Location: Menlo Park, California - USA
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Project Leader:
Barbara Rosasco
Secretary/Treasurer
Menlo Park , Ca. United States
$155,647 raised of $200,000 goal
 
1,454 donations
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