Your donation makes it possible to procure material and components from the state-owned component factory in Phnom Penh – basic materials for further processing into prostheses and orthoses.
Trained orthopedic technicians then ensure that a perfectly fitting prosthesis is made individually for each victim at the various rehabilitation centers around the country. No pressure points, no abrasions!
Your donation makes it possible to finance the training of 5 local students in orthopedic technology and prosthesis manufacture per year and in addition, 10 training places for physiotherapy in Cambodia every year. Regular contact with the school and study management, as well as with the students financed by us, guarantees us that your donation is used for the intended purpose up to the bachelor’s degree.
Once trained, the students commit themselves to practice in their own country for at least 2 years – so your donation is an investment in the future.
Once the prosthesis is fitted, victims must learn how to use it in everyday life. Walking on uneven terrain and muddy ground, climbing stairs, and overcoming obstacles must be practiced. Because only after passing the test – under the supervision of physiotherapists and orthopedic technicians – is it possible to be discharged from the rehabilitation center. Some make it in 2 weeks, others need a little longer. They all receive additional therapy hours, which are made possible thanks to your donation.
Life “afterwards” is usually different. It is often hardly possible to do the same work as before. The rice farmer, the trader, the fisherman or the child – all of them need an individual integration into their new everyday life: Back to the family, back to the familiar environment, back to an independent and self-determined life.
Therefore, it is important that all of them, children, or adults, know the next steps in their everyday life before they are discharged from the rehabilitation center. Trained social workers accompany this process.
Retraining, finding apprenticeships, micro-credits to purchase equipment and/or materials to practice a profession are possible supports. We do not pay cash; we simply provide the necessary resources.
This man lives with his father on his sister’s property. He runs a fish farm. For him to start the project, he acquired the necessary expertise thanks to donations. The project became a microenterprise.
Donations made it possible to buy the sewing machines and the iron. Today, the microloan is being paid back on an ongoing basis, and the orders are increasing. The two still live in poor conditions, but they are able to earn their own living.
Retraining to become a radio-TV electrician. Total cost $1000. The man returns to his village, repairs electrical appliances, and pays back the loan within a short time. Your donation is an investment in the independence of the severely handicapped man.