In April 2024 our team had a lovely visit with the children at the Anh Dao Orphanage. We had been in touch with the head nun at the orphanage, and asked what items we could bring to help out this month. She provided us with a detailed list, and our volunteers set out to do lots of shopping at local markets.

On the day of the visit, we loaded up a van and made the drive north into Ninh Hoa. When our team arrived, the children came out and helped carry all the food and supplies into the main common room. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, boxes of ramen, meat, shrimp, fish, packages of noodles, vegan meat pies, vegan pork, vegan fish pies, mushrooms, fresh vegetables, bread, yogurt, cheese, toothpaste, milk, shampoo, dish soap, body wash, floor soap, fans, and kites.

As a healthy treat, our team prepared fresh fruit for all the children to enjoy. Next, the children took their new kites to the large field behind the orphanage and had lots of fun. Such a great day!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from Philip Doughty, Elaine Nguyen, Hien Nguyen, Jef O’Riley, Kateryna Lo, and the Kinghurst Foundation. 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.