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The Bob & Jan Kuramoto Cambodia Fund

Organized by: Kai Kuramoto

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THE STORY:

In recognition of two of the most giving people that we have the pleasure to know (and be related to), and in lieu of a traditional secret Santa gift, we started this little fundraising site to give back to the Cambodian community in honor of Bob and Jan. Throughout their lives, they have always shown the importance of helping those in need and despite their annual need of comfy slippers, we think they might enjoy the gift of bettering lives of those less fortunate.

How it Works: The total amount raised by the end of the year will be split between two organizations providing important services in Cambodia that we feel represent Bob and Jan.

In honor of Dr. Bob, we've chosen All Ears Cambodia (AEC). AEC is the only aid organization in Cambodia providing ear and hearing medical services to all Cambodians, from newborns to elderly. In a country where basic medical care is difficult for the impoverished to receive, AEC reaches people affected from civil war, children with HIV or orphaned by AIDS, garbage dump scavengers, victims of physical abuse, as well as those that could otherwise not afford to see a specialist. Less that 1% of those in Cambodia that need hearing aids have them. AEC also has a 2 year training school which allows students to become specialists in audiology and primary ear health care. By providing this basic right, AEC is removing obstacles that prevent Cambodians from improving their lives.

And in honor of Jan, we've chosen Helping Hands Cambodia, a rural school providing free, vital education to just under 300 students that Jan visited when she was in Siem Reap. We all know the importance of education, and to us education is a basic right. In Cambodia, however, education is often seen as a luxury when basic survival is the top priority for many families in poverty. In the rural village where Helping Hands operates, there can many barriers to a basic education: sickness, malnutrition, helping parents in the rice fields, or dropping out to earn an income for the family.  By providing education and extra support to the students and their families in the village, we hope to break the cycle of poverty and to help them help themselves in building a brighter future.

Luckily, a little goes a long way in Cambodia. To understand just how far it can go, here are some examples of what your donation can provide.

For All Ears Cambodia:

  • $10 will buy ten units of Ciprofloxacin (anti Pseudomonas quinolone antibiotic) which will help treat 10 children with chronic middle ear disease
  • $50 will buy sufficient batteries to keep five children’s hearing aids going for a year
  • $190 will buy a fibre-optic otoscope used to examine the ear
  • $675 will buy an aural suction unit used to remove discharge in the treatment of ear infections
  • $990 will buy a free-field pediatric screening audiometer used to determine hearing levels in infants

For Helping Hands:

  • $15 will buy for 8 new text books
  • $25 will sponsor a student's education for 1 month 
  • $40 will buy seeds and tools to grow vegetables for the Helping Hands breakfast program which is sometimes the only meal of the day
  • $100 will cover the salary for a social worker in the community who checks in on the students and families to help resolve barriers to studying 
  • $150 will provide access to emergency medical treatment for up to 5 students

 

$3,200

 

640% Raised of $500 Goal

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  • Jen Dues

    $50

  • Kai Kuramoto

    $50

  • Todd Odagawa

    $50

  • Margo and Greg Lykins

    $300

  • Areta and Milt McKenzie

    $500

  • Judy and Ed

    $100

  • Bettie and Stewart Bushong

    $100

  • Alice Kuramoto

    $100

  • Helen & Gene Grandone

     

  • Kanno, Becca and Hana Kuramoto

    $100

  • Bob & Gail Takahashi

    $100

  • Richard & Dianne Odagawa

    $100

  • Tom and Cathy Cooney

    $100

  • Will & Kristin Price

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • John & Hisayo Maki

    $100

  • Jeff & JoAnn Scott

    $75

  • Terri, Dave, Tim and Paige

    $250

  • Proudline Guided Fly Fishing

    $250

  • Atlanta Kuramotos

    $100

  • Brian and Kathy Johnson

    $100

  • John, Katie and Juliet Townsend

    $100

  • Rick and Jeanene Stephens

    $100

  • Laura & Steve Bushong

    $50

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Organized by

Kai Kuramoto

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Laura & Steve Bushong

Laura & Steve Bushong

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Rick and Jeanene Stephens

Rick and Jeanene Stephens

DONATION: $100

Great Idea!!! Merry Christmas to all the Kuramotos 3 years ago

John, Katie and Juliet Townsend

John, Katie and Juliet Townsend

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Brian and Kathy Johnson

Brian and Kathy Johnson

DONATION: $100

To honor two wonderful and generous people 3 years ago

Atlanta Kuramotos

Atlanta Kuramotos

DONATION: $100

To two of the most loving, generous people we know - what an example you are to us all. XO 3 years ago

Proudline Guided Fly Fishing

Proudline Guided Fly Fishing

DONATION: $250

And on behalf of Dr. Gary B. Kitching and Kea Caldwell Hause. 3 years ago

Terri, Dave, Tim and Paige

Terri, Dave, Tim and Paige

DONATION: $250

Kai and Jen.....We are so happy to donate to such a great cause, and to honor Jan and Bob! They will be so thrilled with these gifts of giving, and will be so proud of you for spearheading this! We are, too! Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you and your families! 3 years ago

Jeff & JoAnn Scott

Jeff & JoAnn Scott

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

John &  Hisayo Maki

John & Hisayo Maki

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

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