COMMUNITIES

Far from the city lights of Nha Trang are many poor communities in rural areas. Families in these communities are in abject poverty, and struggle to put food on the table and ensure their children receive an education. Our mission when working with poor communities is twofold: Education and Poverty Relief.

At the beginning of the school year, poor families struggle to buy the necessary supplies for their child’s education, including school uniforms, textbooks, backpacks, and school supplies. We have often worked with the local charities Vien Giac and Co Thom to bring all of the necessary items to support the education of these children.

Our charity partners have identified poor communities, most of which are to the west of Nha Trang, where every day is a struggle. When we visit a poor community, we always contact the local government for permission, and establish a clear process of allocating the donations to those most needy. We provide basic sustinence to poor families, and have provided disaster relief in the past as well.

OUR MOST RECENT COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Medical Supplies and a Fun Lunch at the Khanh Son Charity Home

On July 27 and August 1, 2017 we visited the new Khanh Son Charity School. We recently helped fund a charity home in the mountains of Khanh Son, to care ...

New Rice Cooker for the Khanh Son Charity Home

On June 22, 2017 we bought an industrial-sized rice cooker for the new charity school in Khanh Son district. We recently helped fund a charity home and school in the ...

New School for Ethnic Minorities

A new charity home and school has opened in the mountainous region of Khanh Son. This project was organized by Sister Huong, and we have worked with her on a ...

Visit to the Nha Trang Blind Association

On April 19, 2017 we visited the Nha Trang Blind Association with food essentials. This association is located in the heart of Nha Trang, and has been providing free services ...

Visit to the Binh Minh Leprosy Center

On March 19, 2017 we made our second visit to the Binh Minh Leprosy Center in Dong Nai province. Located to the north of Saigon, the center cares for a ...

Bringing Aid to a Leprosy Center

On February 24, 2017 we contributed to another charity’s mission to bring aid to a community of leprosy victims. The Xom Chieu and Dai Tung Lam pagodas are located in ...

Aid to a Poor Community

On February 8, 2017 we joined the efforts of a local charity to bring aid to a poor community. The Vien Giac charity is a Buddhist charity in Dien Khanh, ...

Tet and Aid to a Poor Community

For Tet 2017 we brought many gifts and aid to a poor community in Khanh Son province. We have embarked on a number of humanitarian projects for the poorest communities ...

Aid for fire victims and help for a poor community

Aid for fire victims and help for a poor community On January 20, 2017 we brought aid to victims of a massive fire in Nha Trang, and also brought help ...

Bringing Aid to a Poor Community

On January 7, 2017 we brought essential food supplies to a poor community in Phu Yen district. Phu Yen lies 2 hours north of Nha Trang, and has many households ...

Health and Welfare for Poor Communities

On December 12, 2016 we visited a poor community with health and hygiene products for children. The district of Khanh Son is a mountainous region in Khanh Hoa province, and ...

Bringing Aid to Flooded Communities

Heavy rains in Vietnam have devastated many poor communities, and those in the poor rural areas have seen homes and fields flooded. Families were desperate for any aid, and in ...

Bringing Aid to a Poor Community

On October 25, 2016 we visited a poor community with a bounty of food, basic essentials, and toys. Spearheaded by our lead coordinator, Mai Khanh, and her friends in the ...

Sponsoring a Small Business in a Poor Community

On October 26, 2016 we sponsored a small business in a poor community of Khanh Son district. Composed of ethnic Raglay minorities, these communities in the rugged Truong Son mountains, ...

Creating Farms and Empowering Poor Communities

On September 23, 2016 we completed our farming project in a poor community in Khanh Son district. Located far to the southwest of Nha Trang in the rugged mountains, these ...

Mid-Autumn Festival to a Poor Community

On September 17, 2016 we brought the Mid-Autumn Festival to a poor community in the Khanh Son region, which is in the mountains to the southwest of Nha Trang. The ...

Sponsoring Education to Minority Communities

On August 25, 2016 we completed our project to sponsor the education of children in Khanh Son district. Khanh Son is in the rugged mountains to the southwest of Nha ...

New Water Factory for Poor Minority Community

On July 24, 2016 we opened a new water factory for the poor villages in Khanh Son district. These poor communities are composed of Raglai ethnic minorities who live in ...

Visit to a poor community

On June 21, 2016 we made another visit to the poor community in Phu Hoa. The community consists of poor farming families, and some households are elderly couples with no ...

Aid to a Minority Community

On June 12, 2016 we came to a desperately poor community with gifts of kindness. Located in rugged terrain, the villages are not accessible by car, and are comprised primarily ...

Visit to a Poor Ethnic Community

On May 16, 2016 we brought aid and donations to 26 families in one of the poorest regions of Vietnam. While Khanh Hoa is a large province in Vietnam and ...

Wonderful Visit to a Poor Community

On April 30, 2016 we brought relief to those most in need. Phu Hoa community is one of the poorest villages in Phu Yen province, several hours northwest of Nha ...

Visit to Dak Lak Community

On March 28, 2016 we visited a poor community in the mountainous region of Dak Lak, to the west of Nha Trang. A large group of volunteers from the Long ...

Helping Communities in Phan Rang

On March 8, 2016 we joined the efforts of friends from the Long Son Pagoda in Nha Trang on 2 charity trips to poor communities in Phan Rang ...

Tet for Poor Families

In the week of February 14, 2016 we brought Tet gifts to 3 poor families in Saigon. This was done through the kindheartedness of Anh Duong, and we at ...

Poverty Relief in Ninh Hoa Community

On February 1, 2016 we made a visit to a poor community in Ninh Hoa district, an hour’s drive north of Nha Trang. Our lead coordinators Loan and Nhan ...

Poverty Relief in Khanh Son

On January 24, 2016 we made a wonderful visit to the impoverished community of Khanh Trung in Khanh Son district, southwest of Nha Trang. Khanh Son ...

Poverty Relief in Phu Yen Province

On January 15, 2016 we brought food supplies and lunar new year gifts to a poor community in Phu Yen province. Phu Yen is north of Nha Trang, and has ...

Joining Other Charities for Great Visits

On December 31, 2015 we joined Project Healthy Smile and the Quan Am Foundation on some great visits. Project Healthy Smile provides oral health supplies and guidance to poor ...

Free Meals for the Poor in Nha Trang

On November 26, 2015 we joined a local shop in Nha Trang in handing out meals to poor families. Every month, local shop owner Phuong Anh ...

School supplies for the village of Son Thai

On August 11, 2015 we brought school supplies to the poor village of Son Thai to the west of Nha Trang. Many of the poor villages ...

Sponsoring the education of Vinh Phong Community

On August 9, 2015 we sponsored the education of children in the poor community of Vinh Phuong. This trip was made possible through the kind donations ...

Project Healthy Smile Visits Vietnam

On January 29-30, 2015 we accompanied Project Healthy Smile and made some donations to needy places in the surrounding areas. We have been working with Project ...

Warm Clothes for Khanh Binh Village

On January 2, 2015 we brought warm clothes to children in a poor village in the mountains west of Nha Trang. While the coastal areas remain ...

Supporting Son Thai Village

On August 2, 2014 our lead coordinator, Hiep, joined a kind-hearted group in making donations to a poor village west of Nha Trang. Hiep had learned ...

Ninh Tay Community – January 26, 2014

On January 26, 2014 our team of volunteers revisited a village in the remote district of Ninh Tay, far to the west of Nha Trang. The ...

Khanh Son Community

On October 27, 2013 our team traveled to the remote district on Khanh Son with humanitarian aid. While the district of Khanh Son lies in the ...

Mid Autumn Festival – September 18, 2013

On September 18, 2013 members of our team visited a poor community north of Nha Trang. Our lead volunteers Loan and Nhan have a strong connection with the district of ...

Ninh Hung Community – August 4, 2013

On August 4, 2013 we visited the poor village of Ninh Hung in Ninh Hoa district, north of Nha Trang. Our volunteers Loan and Nhan have ...

Doctors Visit Poor Communities – March 3 & 23, 2013

On March 3rd and 23rd we helped coordinate visits to two poor villages. Ngoc once again showed her amazing ability to find volunteers and those willing to donate ...

Tet – Doctors Visit Orphanages

In celebration of Tet, the Lunar New Year in Vietnam, we made four visits on February 2, 2013. Two of the places that we visited were ...

Phuoc Hai Community – October 21, 2012

On October 21, 2012 we gave out food to the Phuoc Hai community. French Coordinator, Khanh Boisson, wished to help the poor families in the community ...

Phan Rang Community – May 24, 2012

On May 24, 2012 Khanh and the Vien Giac charity went to Phan Rang to help a poor community. The Vien Giac charity is authorized Vietnamese ...

Dien Dong Community – August 11, 2011

On August 11, 2011 we revisited the Dien Dong community, 25 kilometers west of Nha Trang. This is a rural community comprised of farmers and those ...

Hon Ro community – November 2010

On November 7, 2010 we gathered at the Lam Ty Ni Pagoda in the Hon Ro neighborhood of Phuoc Dong ward, south of Nha Trang, to assist families that had ...

Dien Dong Community – May 2010

On May 25, 2010 we returned to Dien Dong commune in Dien Khanh district to make another donation to this poor community. We received generous contributions ...

Dien Dong Community

On February 21, 2010 we paid a visit to the commune of Dien Dong, in Dien Khanh district 24 km west of Nha Trang, which is one of the poorer ...