In April 2021 we had a fun visit with the children at the Suoi Cat Charity Home and brought a fun present. When we spoke to the caretakers to learn of their monthly needs, we asked if there was anything special on their wish list. They gave us a detailed list of monthly supplies and foodstuff, and for the wish list item, they asked for a new tablet. They had used their old tablet to take pictures and do other tasks, but it had long been out of service.

Our team of volunteers bought everything in Nha Trang, then got in a van and drove out to the home. For general supplies, we brought boxes of noodles, bottles of cooking oil, and chili sauce. When our team arrived, they sat with the children in the garden and prepared sweet ice drinks for everyone. So yummy on a hot day! Next, everyone gathered in the courtyard and we presented them with their new Samsung tablet. They were so happy!

This special visit and gift were made possible through the donation of the family of Dr Chad & Kim-Loan McDuffie and their children Delaney, Keagan & Anderson. Thank you!!!


Suoi Cat is a poor community to the west of Nha Trang, composed of rural farming hamlets that live in poverty. The Suoi Cat Charity Home is a loving place that houses and cares for many of the community’s children whose families struggle to support and provide for them. The home is composed of young children and teenage girls, who stay at the home year-round, sleep in dormitories, and have meals together in a communal dining hall. The children attend public school and receive tutoring and extra lessons at the home.