On May 24, 2020 we had a lovely visit to the Song Lo Orphanage. We had coordinated with the nuns at the orphanage and made a list of their immediate needs. Our team went shopping at local markets, loaded up a van, and drove out to the orphanage.

Upon our arrival, the children were excellent helpers and carried everything into the main common room. On this trip, we brought juice boxes, packages of yogurt, packages of porridge varieties, packages of instant noodles, bottles of chili sauce, packages of vegan meats, packages of vegan foods, diapers, toiletries, soaps, and shampoos.

As a fun surprise, we brought drinks with chopped fruit inside. A yummy treat!

This visit was made possible through the kindhearted 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.