In March 2023 we had a lovely visit with the children at the Anh Dao Orphanage. We had spoken to the head nun and learned which supplies the orphanage needed this month. Our team of volunteers in Nha Trang organized a trip, bought all the supplies at local markets, loaded up a van, and made the dive north into Ninh Hoa.

When we arrived, the children helped carry everything into the main common room. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, boxes of noodles, vegan meats and fish, mushrooms, tofu sheets, seaweed, pork, shrimp, fish, meat pies, bread, lots of fresh vegetables, seasonings, soy sauce, fish sauce, siracha, cooking oil, washcloths, towels, toothpaste, and snacks.

Our team then prepared fresh fruit for the children to enjoy. It was a lovely day!

This charity trip was made possible through the kindhearted donations from Philip Doughty, Alysha Sims, Songloc Dao, Koshu Takatsuji, Lindha Tran, Ngoc Tran, and an anonymous donor. 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.