In December 2021 we had a fun visit at the Suoi Cat Charity Home. We had contacted the caretakers ahead of time, and made a detailed list of items the home was in need of. We bought everything at local markets, loaded up a van, and drove out to the home.

The children helped stack everything next to the gardens, then everyone gathered together. On this visit we brought bags of rice, boxes of instant noodles, chili sauce, bread crumbs, packages of noodles, packages of milk, soy sauce, dish soap, and umbrellas. We handed out treats for everyone to enjoy.

After putting away all of the supplies, the girls took our Lead Coordinator, Mai Khanh, to their outdoor kitchen. Together they prepared a yummy feast that they barbecued in the kitchen. They made shish kabobs, wraps, and banh xeo Vietnamese pancakes. As they ate, they passed around an iPad and microphone and everyone took turns singing karaoke. It was so fun!

This charity trip was made possible through the donations of Chris Vo and Elaine Nguyen. 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.