In June 2023 we had a fun visit with the children at the Anh Dao Orphanage. We spoke to the head nun at the orphanage and made a detailed list of items they needed for the month. Our team of volunteers bought everything at local markets, loaded up a van, and made the drive north into Ninh Hoa to see the children.

When we arrived, the children greeted our team and helped carry everything into the main common room. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, boxes of ramen, packages of noodles, cheese, pork, fish, shrimp, fresh vegetables, cooking oil, seasonings, vegan meats, vegan fish pies, tofu sheets, mushrooms, bread, soy sticks, milk, yogurt, and toys.

As a treat for the children, we handed out yogurt cups for everyone to enjoy, and the little ones had lots of fun with their new toys. It was a lovely day!

This visit was made possible through a corporate donation from Capital Group. Thank you!!!


Founded in 2004 by the Buddhist nun Thich Nu An Son, a large group of orphans are cared for at this wonderful home in Ninh Hoa, 62 kilometers north of Nha Trang. Visit the orphanage and you’ll find a well-organized and loving environment. The children are happy, and it’s a joy to sit, talk, and play with the little ones. To help provide nourishment to the children, and as a small means of earning funds, Sister An Son tends a small farm behind the orphanage, in front of the girl’s living quarters. The children eat the vegetables that are grown here, and the surplus can be sold to help pay for monthly expenses.