In June 2021 we had a fun visit with the children at the Song Lo Orphanage. We spoke with the nuns at the orphanage and learned of their most pressing needs. Our team arranged to have everything brought to the orphanage and all the children gathered in the common room.

On this visit, we brought vegan fish, vegan beef, vegan pork, bags of beans, rice, white noodles, jars of bean sauce, instant noodles, bags of mushroom varieties, flour, yogurt, sugar, toiletries, laundry detergent, shampoo, and diapers.

As a fun treat, all of the children got fruit-flavored popsicles. So yummy on a hot day!

This charity trip was made possible through the kindhearted donation of Hiep Nguyen. Thank you!!!


The history of the Song Lo Orphanage’s beginnings is heartwarming. As the story goes, a Buddhist monk was travelling in the countryside when he encountered a woman who said she could not care for her 2 children. She left the babies with the monk and fled. Not expecting to have 2 babies to care for, the monk made his way to the Song Lo pagoda, and the head nun at the pagoda, Sister Cat, agreed to care for the children. From that point on, orphans have been either brought to the pagoda, or abandoned at their gates. Formed in 2012, the Song Lo Orphanage cares for a small group of young children. Located adjacent the Son Lo pagoda, it’s a small facility deep in the countryside west of Nha Trang.