In May 2023 we had a special visit to the Thien Tam Orphanage. After speaking with the caretakers, we wrote down a detailed list of food and general supplies the orphanage needed this month. We also arranged for birthday cakes and presents to celebrate 4 of the children’s special days.

On the day of the visit, our team of volunteers bought all the supplies at local markets and loaded up a van. They made the drive out to the orphanage and the children helped carry everything into the courtyard.

On this visit, we brought bags of rice, packages of noodles, milk, yogurt, peanuts, meats and fish, cooking oil, seasonings, vegetables, fish sauce, soy sauce, detergent, dish soap, body wash, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and cleaning products.

Next, we brought out two cakes with the birthday children’s names on them. We also brought presents for all the children at the orphanage to share. Next, the children cut the cakes, and everyone sat down to eat. It was a lovely day!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donation from Chuck and Phi Fiese. Thank you!!!


Founded in 2004, the Thien Tam Orphanage lies 20 minutes south of Nha Trang’s city center, in Phuoc Dong ward. The orphanage is run by Nguyen Dinh Chi and his wife Nguyen Thi Kim Lien. A former orphan himself, Chi set up the orphanage in his home as a place of love and sanctuary for orphans in the community.  They currently care for 12 young children.