AIDS Patients Family Support Program
About Our Program
Since 1999, Kasumisou Foundation has provided care and support to the AIDS afflicted poor in and around Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital.
The AIDS Patients Family Support Program (FSP) is a formalized effort to provide homeless and destitute women afflicted by mid-to-late stages of AIDS with basic housing, monthly food support, and sponsorship for the school expenses of their primary and secondary school age dependent children.
In the early years of our Family Support Program, Kasumisou Foundation provided antiretroviral medicines (ARVs, often referred to as the "AIDS cocktail") to our patients. Due to the availability of free medicines from the UN’s Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria in Cambodia, we no longer offer ARVs. Instead, Kasumisou Foundation provides destitute women and children with modest housing, food support, school expenses, basic medicines, transportation to and from medical appointments, and consistent counseling and encouragement.
Our program now serves approximately 20 AIDS afflicted women and their dependent children. We also serve HIV positive orphans of women who passed away while in the care of our Family Support Program (FSP).