On August 22, 2020 we had a fun visit with the children at the Song Lo Orphanage. We had contacted the nuns ahead of time and made a detailed list of the orphanage’s needs. Our team brought lots of essential supplies, and the children helped stack them in the common room.

On this visit, we brought packages of vegan seasonings, packages of vegan meats, bottles of cooking oil, bags of bean varieties, bags of sticky rice, packages of rice paper, stew sauces, breads, milk, cheese, yogurt, laundry detergent, diapers, and toiletries.

We also brought snacks for the children, and our team of volunteers sat with the nuns and had a lovely visit.

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations of Khang Do. 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.