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Robib is one of six villages in the district of Rovieng, Preah Vihear. It is where the Hironaka School is located, which  enrolls students from all six villages.

Our Cambodian staff of teachers at the Hironaka School  recently took a survey of all the families in Robib to determine the main occupation, income, family size, number of children and a determination of their financial ability to pay for medical care. All the families in this survey are eligible to participate in our pilot telemedicine project (see TELEMEDICINE). Once a month a nurse from the Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope in Phnom Penh and David Robertson, on leave from the MIT Media Laboratory, who volunteered to establish and run this project,  travel to Robib for four days to examine patients from the village.

They then transmit their findings via the Internet, with digital photo attachments, to the charity Sihanouk Hospital and  to Dr. Joseph Kvedar of Telepartners at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for diagnosis and evaluation. Based on the findings transmitted back to Robib within hours, the patients are taken to the Kompong Thom Provincial Hospital (two hours away) or to Phnom Penh, the capital, six to eight hours’ distant,  if the case is serious.

The costs for transportation and treatment are subsidized  from the profit proceeds of the sale of the silk scarves produced in Robib (see ROBIB PRODUCTS) and profits from the pig farm which was also established from the scarf proceeds.

The census is used to establish the financial status of patients and to determine to what degree their treatment should be subsidized. In most cases it is a 100 percent subsidy. Where patients have some financial  resources they may be asked to pay from 20 to 50 percent of the costs, or the full amount.

Patients from other villages are able to receive the free telemedicine examination and diagnosis but must finance their own medical care costs because sufficient funding to expand the coverage to patients not residing in Robib is not available at this time.

The income figures are in riel, the local currency. The prevail exchange rate is: $1.00 = 3970 riel.

OCCUPATION, FAMILY AND INCOME SURVEY OF ROBIB VILLAGE

37Doung Sanfarmer31R30,00056Yeam Kanfarmer64R55,000

No.

Householder Name

Main Occupation

Family members No. of children Monthly income
1 Prom  Ee farmer 9 7 R105,000
carpenter
2 Chhorn Voeurn farmer 5 3 R100,000
carpenter
3 Lamily Phourn farmer 3 1 R10,000
4 So Thourn farmer 3 1 R20,000
pig raising
5 Mei Loeurng farmer 9 7 R10,000
wood cutter
6 Sem Sothoeurn farmer 2 0 R40,000
wood cutter
7 Urm Chhive farmer 6 5 R45,000
8 Srey Nornn farmer 3 1 R60,000
wood cutter
9 Sun Sok worker 10 6 R90,000
10 Sunn Vandy farmer 6 4 R60,000
wood cutter
11 Kuch Sunhov worker 5 3 R40,000
12 Eang Toeurn farmer 3 1 R70,000
policeman
13 Nguon Sokhom farmer 3 0 R70,000
policewoman
14 Nguon Khon farmer 2 0 R100,000
wood cutter
15 Ang Hoeurn farmer
soldier 7 5 R70,000
16 Bun Ravy farmer
wood cutter 4 2 R15,000
17 Meas Lamphy farmer 8 6 R100,000
policeman
18 Pang May farmer
pig raising 4 2 R30,000
19 Korn Noeurm missionary 6 4 R280,800
20 Puth Kimseang farmer 5 R10,000
wood cutter
21 Sam Soeurn assistant to 8 6 R100,000
district
education
22 Chan Son farmer 9 7 R60,000
wood cutter
23 Meak Nath farmer 7 5 R80,000
24 Leng Phearin farmer 7 5 R60,000
25 Bang Mao farmer 3 1 R30,000
26 Chan Lorn farmer 7 5 R50,000
27 Eam Sokha day worker 10 8 R30,000
28 Srey Ry farmer 5 3 R54,000
29 Pang Sokheurn farmer 8 6 R80,000
wood cutter
30 Nou Chen farmer 3 1 R70,000
policeman
31 Mork Savoeurn tailor 4 2 R100,000
pig raising
32 Kim Vannath farmer 4 2 R100,000
teacher
33 Oeurn E farmer 4 1 R80,000
34 Sun Mom farmer 4 2 R70,000
35 Beng San farmer 7 5 R80,000
carpenter
36 Prom La farmer 3 1 R60,000
soldier
38 Kee Bun farmer 5 3 R40,000
39 Eam Sokhom assistant 8 6 R80,000
principal
40 Soum Sin clinic staff 3 2 R70,000
41 Chhom Keng farmer 4 2 R140,000
teacher
42 Prom Tong farmer 8 6 R95,000
wood cutter
43 Gnee Sopha farmer 3 1 R80,000
pig raising
44 Mao Mon farmer 9 7 R110,000
policeman
45 Chan Seang farmer 4 2 R100,000
wood cutter
46 Ourk Bav farmer 6 4 R110,000
47 Thong Kimchon farmer 4 2 R30,000
48 Chhoeun Mao farmer 6 4 R80,000
49 Kong Nal farmer 9 7 R90,000
50 Beng Sidoeurn farmer 5 3 R180,000
policeman
51 Khon Khum farmer 6 3 R70,000
wood cutter
52 Prum Bau farmer, 8 6 R80,000
wood cutter
53 Mao Mut farmer 8 6 R100,000
wood cutter
54 Prom Hon policeman 4 2 R80,000
55 Poeng Sothy tailor 6 4 R150,000
57 Ong Rith distric chief 8 6 R250,000
58 Peng Ros farmer 5 3 R40,000
wood cutter
59 Thorng farmer 3 1 R30,000
Kimthang wood cutter
60 Prom Bun farmer 5 3 R30,000
repair bin
61 Peng Lab farmer 6 3 R34,000
62 Chan Vansoeurn culture & Arts 7 5 R100,000
department staff
63 Thorng Ngak farmer 10 8 R180,000
wood cutter
64 Khoem Leav farmer 4 2 R90,000
65 Kem Sarin policeman 5 3 R70,000
66 Ourn Bunthoeurn farmer 9 2 R70,000
soldier
67 Phrang Doeurn farmer 6 4 R80,000
68 Kim Sai farmer 5 2 R45,000
69 Lay Seun farmer 7 4 R80,000
70 In Khun farmer 8 6 R50,000
71 Un Samouth teacher 3 1 R80,000
72 Brang Din elderly, retired 2 0 R45,000
73 Brang Len farmer 6 5 R25,000
food vendor
74 Kheng Sin farmer 3 0 R25,000
75 Sao Chhorn farmer 7 4 R30,000
76 Lam Phourn farmer 3 0 R10,000
77 Nean Borin teacher 5 2 R140,000
78 Kok Hilorn small shop owner 4 2 R190,000
79 So Chhun farmer 8 6 R150,000
80 Kuch Be small shop owner 6 4 R140,000
81 Seng Kim Eing small shop owner 6 3 R120,000
82 Keath Houk tailor 2 0 R40,000
83 Prom Siv farmer 9 7 R80,000
84 San Kimheng farmer 5 4 R40,000
wine maker
85 Chea Hai small shop owner 8 2 R20,000
86 Cheng Pin farmer, teacher 5 3 R80,000
87 Chhuy Chhorn farmer 3 1 R70,000
88 Hieb Bunly watch repairman 5 1 R150,000
89 Horng Hoeur farmer 5 3 R80,000
 day Worker
90 Orm Sarun farmer 3 1 R60,000
wood cutter
91 Prum Chann farmer 7 5 R80,000
wood cutter
92 Prum Hurn worker 8 6 R100,000
93 Khim Sophon farmer 6 4 R60,000
wood cutter
94 Thurk Chan Lon worker 3 2 R70,000
95 Meas Moy farmer 8 6 R90,000
wood cutter
96 Prom Say teacher 2 0 R80,000
farmer
97 Orm Chhourn farmer 9 7 R100,000
wood cutter
98 Poy Lang teacher 2 0 R30,000
99 Yeang Kim Sok farmer 2 0 R20,000
100 Prang Cheom farmer 3 2 R60,000
101 Uk Sokheourn farmer 3 0 R60,000
102 Nget Kim Heang wood cutter 8 5 R50,000
103 Kar Seom farmer 7 5 R100,000
wood cutter
104 Svay Sun farmer 7 5 R60,000
wood cutter
105 Chea Khy wine maker 3 1 R40,000
106 Chuob Chun wine maker 4 2 R100,000
107 Chhun Py Leorn farmer 4 2 R40,000
108 Huon Phoem farmer 6 4 R30,000
109 Prum Choung farmer, make 7 4 R80,000
buffalo cart
110 Kao Vin farmer 7 5 R30,000
wine maker
111 Nget Seourn farmer 2 0 R100,000
wood cutter
112 Huon Chhun farmer 2 0 R40,000
worker
113 Sang Rann policeman 6 4 R90,000
114 Toch Roemm farmer 5 1 R60,000
wood cutter
115 Sok Kung carpenter 6 2 R120,000
116 Tann Koem Hang watch repairman 5 3 R120,000
117 Ly Tong Kheang small shop owner 8 6 R150,000
118 Oeng Koem Try retired 2 0 R90,000
119 Yen Samnang ice Seller 5 3 R200,000
120 Meas Leang retired 2 0 R40,000
121 Chao Hon soldier 4 2 R70,000
122 Tann Phon small shop owner 7 5 R150,000
123 Muok Mean farmer 11 9 R100,000
village chief
124 Kheum Vichea nurse 4 2 R80,000
125 Van Thavy cook 10 4 R100,000
126 Thuon Put teacher 4 2 R80,000
127 Nguon Thannavy farmer 7 5 R80,000
128 Em Sam Un farmer 5 3 R35,000
129 Tith Chhoun soldier 6 3 R80,000
130 Um Noeurn carpentry 2 0 R30,000
131 Men Sam Ol policeman 8 4 R90,000
132 Moy Khim  retired 3 1 R90,000
133 Yin Phon farmer 7 1 R100,000
134 Eam Sath farmer 7 5 R50,000
135 Sok Chun farmer 4 2 R30,000
136 Nong Sokhom farmer 9 5 R80,000
137 Seng San farmer 8 5 R15,000
138 Sam Sok farmer 3 1 R70,000
139 Leng Hak farmer 5 3 R60,000
140 Pen Pin farmer 4 2 R5,000
141 Koeut Mao policeman 3 0 R70,000
142 Prum Sami farmer 3 1 R15,000
143 So Put farmer 4 2 R80,000
144 Prum Maon farmer 12 9 R90,000
145 Pang Mon farmer 7 5 R60,000
146 Koem Ruon farmer 7 4 R80,000
147 Sren Ny farmer 7 5 R40,000
148 Meas Lumphon farmer 9 7 R100,000
wood cutter
149 Eam Sokchoeurn farmer, soldier 2 0 R80,000
150 Eam Lun deputy 8 6 R160,000
commune chief
151 Pang Lunny farmer 9 7 R60,000
152 Nuon Chean farmer 6 4
153 Sun Vichea farmer 5 3 R10,000
154 Chan Yean farmer 2 0 R80,000
155 Prom Pa crop farmer 5 2 R15,000
156 Sin Thorn policeman,teacher 4 2 R140,000
157 Phrang Choeurn farmer 3 2 R60,000
food vendor
158 Pang Huor farmer, silk 5 4 R5,000
worker
159 Sok Pak farmer 4 1 R80,000
160 Chen Sokchea farmer 2 0 R100,000
day worker
161 Thym Chhun teacher 8 6 R100,000
162 Tan Tha small shop owner 2 1 R150,000
163 Peat Chanra small shop owner 4 2 R150,000
teacher
164 Pang Maon farmer 2 1 R6000
165 Chhay Samnang soldier 4 1 R70,000
166 Chum Phally farmer 7 5 R50,000
167 Ruos Oeurn farmer 6 4 R20,000
168 Ouk Khem farmer 3 1 R80,000
169 Ruos Yet farmer 9 7 R140,000
carpentry
170 Gniem Chea policeman 4 2 R80,000
171 Nurn Khon farmer 5 2 R60,000
day worker
172 Kheom Chay soldier 10 5 R150,000
173 Prum Lum Phat retired 8 1 R150,000
174 Ngen So Kreth nurse 3 1 R40,000
175 In Samouth farmer, teacher 4 2 R80,000
176 Hurn Chunn farmer 2 0 R10,000
day worker
177 Sean Nam farmer 2 0 R8,000
wood cutter
178 Sin Von farmer 6 4 R60,000
wood cutter
179 Duong Koroup farmer 3 1 R54,000
wood cutter
180 Hun Leam carpenter 4 2 R45,000
181 Meak Yoeurn farmer 4 2 R30,000
182 Chom Peat soldier 5 3 R50,000
183 So Peng farmer 1 0 R3,000
184 Hor Sai farmer 4 2 R5,000
185 Kim Sarin district 2 0 R80,000
administrator
186 Sun Mum farmer 4 2 R20,000
187 Pou Sovann wine maker 7 5 R80,000
188 Prum Khim farmer 4 0 R30,000