Lucky Iron Fish are donated to our students

We are grateful to Lucky Iron Fish for partnering with our school as a test site for distributing the iron fish that they have created to alleviate widespread anemia. Iron deficiency affects 60% of pregnant Cambodian women.

This program was made possible by the fundraising efforts of Boston teen, Doug Robbins. Thank you, Doug!

LIF rice + fish

Our school principal distributes 10g of rice while our tech/English teacher, Phalla Ol, distributes Lucky Iron Fish.

175 Lucky Iron Fish (LIF) were donated to families with children in our school, together with 10g of rice, during a special event to introduce LIF to parents in May, 2016.

Our teachers made two pots of soup for the family event — one with LIF and one without — to demonstrate that the LIF does not affect the taste of food.

LIF - Phalla

Lucky Iron Fish Program Officer, Davuth Haem (in red shirt), assists our teacher, Phalla Ol, as she prepares the two soups.

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LIF Program Officer, Davuth Haem, explains the best way to use the iron fish to alleviate anemia.

LIF- eating soup

Student families taste test the two soups

Thanks to Doug Robbin’s fundraising efforts, we were able to initiate the program by distributing one Lucky Iron Fish to each family in the school. Our goal is to donate a LIF to each incoming student in the 7th grade every year so that their progress with using and benefiting from the LIF can be monitored and supported by our teachers.

If you would like to help support Doug’s fundraising efforts, please click here to make a donation and specify that this is the program that you want to support. A $25 donation will bring a LIF to 10 families.

Click here to learn more about Lucy Iron Fish.

Thank you, Doug Robbins!