In January 2022 we had a fun visit at the Suoi Cat Charity Home. Tet is the biggest holiday of the year in Vietnam, and many families celebrate the Lunar New Year with traditional foods. We wanted the girls at Suoi Cat to have a wonderful Tet, so arranged a special holiday visit.

Our team brought care packages for each child to take home to their families. There were traditional sticky rice cakes, banh Tet and bang chung, bags of watermelon seeds, sweets and candies, and soft drinks. Everything needed for a Tet party!

This charity visit was made possible through the donation from Philip Doughty, Linh Lam, and Ronald Schierer. 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.