Hout Thoeung, a 22 year old girl, was affected with polio when she was six months old causing both her legs to become paralyzed. She faced limitations in moving around, performing normal daily living activities, and she also faced discrimination from other children in the village.
Hoeun Chan, 27 years old, was a fourth year student of a university in Phnom Penh before he was accidently hit by a bullet in his back bone during a garment factory worker protest which turned violent on November 12, 2013.
Ros Sokhom is a 34 year old female who lives with her husband and a son in Prek Pra commune, MeanChey district, Phnom Penh city. One day in June 2011, Sokhom fell down from the top stair of her house from a height of about 4 meters, which caused her a spinal cord injury.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), World Vision strengthens the consistency and sustainability of wheelchair service provision in Kenya, India, Romania, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. The Accelerating Core Competencies for Effective Wheelchair Service and Support (ACCESS) project bolsters the management and service capacity of local partners through stakeholder engagement and mobilization and local and national level advocacy efforts.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), VIC continues their rehabilitation and community-based distribution activities for people with disabilities in Cambodia. VIC offers patient follow-up, disability awareness, self-help groups, income generation and enrichment activities, and educational support. VIC is transitioning to a sustainability program to ensure continued success in reaching Cambodians in need of rehabilitation services.