Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tender Loving Care

The TLC-1 on its way to be launched (pic Daniel Rothenburg)
Hats off to Jon Morgan and the volunteer crew of TLC-1, also known as The Lake Clinic - I prefer to call the boat Tender Loving Care - who have begun their ambitious project to bring medical care to the villages that dot the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake. From its home port in Kompong Khleang, TLC-1 will get out onto the lake every week to bring much-needed healthcare (including dentistry and prenatal care provided by visiting foreign volunteers) and support to families who would otherwise have little or no chance of receiving such vital care and education. One of their regular stops is the 1,000-inhabitant village of Moat Khla ('Tiger's Mouth'), where the whole village relies on fishing for its livelihood and has no running water or electricity - the lake and its waterways serve as both the source of drinking water and as their toilet. Find out more about the Lake Clinic here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulation to TLC in either version. This was a wise step centred on the center, or the Tonle Sap. Hopefully it will expand till covering the farthest "pink" areas, I mean, the whole area bombed by the Americans from 64 to 73, as u can see on the interactive map posted by Yale's CGP - Cambodian Genocide Program. From the Tonle Sap to Rattanakiri, Mondulkiri, Kratie, Prey Veng, Stung Treng the whole Kampuchea I wish you luck and success. --- ANON-ENTITY

November 6, 2008 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

I believe their target is just the Tonle Sap for the moment. They have funding from Norway and are looking to bring healthcare to families who don't have any access to such care as they live on the water all year round, often moving as the water levels recede, and are not in a set location, like villagers on land.
The UXO dropped by the US across large swathes of Cambodia is still a problem and one that is still taking lives as we speak.

November 6, 2008 at 5:05 PM  

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