In early February 2021 we had a lovely visit with the children at the Suoi Cat Charity Home. It’s the Lunar New Year in Vietnam, and Tet is the biggest holiday of the year. The children at Suoi Cat all come from poor families who struggle to support them, and we wanted to ensure that they can enjoy the traditions and festivities as we welcome the Year of the Ox.

We coordinated with the caretakers and arranged for each child to have Lunar New Year care packages to bring home to their families. They received traditional banh Tet cakes, a box of noodles, drinks, fish sauce, seasonings, and traditional sweets and treats. The girls gathered in front of the home to receive their packages, then some performed dances they had learned in school. It was a festive visit!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations of Dan, Van, and Devin Haynes. 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.