On May 9, 2012 a group of friends did some wonderful acts of charity. Led my Do Dinh Mai Khanh, a group of six friends took it upon themselves to help the needy in areas just outside of Nha Trang. They visited a small orphanage that receives few visitors, and drove out to an impoverished community where families live in lean-to shacks adjacent a landfill.
Bai Rac Community
Mai Khanh and her friends learned about a community that made their living sifting through the garbage at the Bai Rac Landfill west of Nha Trang. Every day, thousands of kilos of trash are dumped in the landfill, and the people go through the refuse looking for recyclable materials to sell. Their homes consist of wooden shacks with tin roofs, no running water, and no basic facilities. Their daily lives are desperate, dangerous, and bleak.
Mai Khanh and her friends pooled their money, and bought donations for the families and the children. They brought many clothes, bags of rice, noodles, milk, and large snack bags for everyone in the community. When they drove out, a small crowd gathered around, and the people were happy and gracious at being the recipients of such kindness.