In August 2022 we visited the children at the Song Lo Orphanage and brought lots of essential supplies. We speak to the orphanage caretakers every month to learn what food and other goods they are running low on. We then make a careful list, buy everything at local markets, and load up a van to visit.

On this trip, we brought bags of rice, vegan meats, noodles, mung beans, black beans, vegetables, seasonings, cheese, yogurt, yogurt drinks, bird nest drinks, mushrooms, bean curd sheets, laundry detergent, cleaning products, and dish soap.

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donation from Minh Trang Do. Thank you!!!


The history of the Song Lo Orphanage’s beginnings is heartwarming. As the story goes, a Buddhist monk was traveling 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.