In January 2020 we made our final Tet visit to the Suoi Cat Charity Home to celebrate the lunar new year. We brought some essential supplies for the home that included cooking oil and a new juicer. The girls gathered in the common room and clapped and sang songs. Our team then handed out traditional red envelopes of lucky money to all the children. Everyone then got bags of traditional Tet food and goodies to take home to their family. Finally, we handed out packages of new clothes so the girls can welcome the new year in a new outfit.

Some of the girls made speeches saying thank you, and our team stayed and visited for a while as the children had their noonday meal. A lovely visit!

This visit was made possible through a donation from the BEI Foundation. 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.