A Tuk-Tuk for the Village
The group that traveled to Cambodia last January asked the village if they needed medical facilities such as a clinic. Instead of a clinic the people in the village suggested at tuk-tuk (motorcycle taxi). A tuk-tuk could be used to take poor patients, children and pregnant women to district and provincial health centers. Most people in the village don't have cars or motorbikes, and don't even have money to rent a vehicle or hire a taxi. Poor people sometimes borrow money from neighbors or a credit agent to pay for a ride. At night, even if money is available, it is very difficult to find a vehicle for hire. Patients have died because of a lack of transportation to a hospital.
So we decided to buy the village a tuk-tuk, compliments fo the 2013 travel group.