Yorn Raksa

Yorn Raksa is 11years old and in grade 6. She has two sisters and three brothers and has lost both her parents. Rasa and her older brother live with her aunt but the other siblings live elsewhere.

Life is extremely difficult for this family as Rasa, her aunt and uncle all have HIV. Her brother does not have the virus.  In order to bring in some income her uncle lives away, up towards the Thai border, where he works on a cassava farm.

The Cambodian Government provides free HIV medication but patients must travel to the regional hospitals to receive the treatment. Each month Rasa’s aunt needs medicine from Sout Nikum Referral Hospital and Raksa can receive it from Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap. If they have no means of transport to get to the hospital they miss out.

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