In February 2023 we spent the day at the Anh Dao Orphanage. We had reached out to the head nun at the orphanage to learn what items the orphanage needed this month. We made a detailed list, ordered everything from local markets in Ninh Hoa, and had everything delivered to the orphanage. Our team prepared a visit and drove north to meet the delivery of supplies.

The children were excellent helpers, and carried everything into the main common room. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, milk, yogurt, cheese, tofu sheets, vegan pork, vegan chicken, tofu, mushroom varieties, seaweed, pork, chicken, squid, eel, salmon, bottles of fish sauce, soy sauce, cooking oil, sugar, siracha, and seasonings.

As a yummy treat, our team prepared cups of sweet mung bean drinks for all the children to enjoy. We also brought some new soccer balls, and the children were quick to take them to the large field behind the orphanage and put them to the test. It was a lovely day!

This charity visit was made possible through the donations of Tai Nguyen, Minh Vu, Vanessa Nguyen, Songloc Dao, Alysha Sims, Koshu Takatsuji, Daniel Cole, Tuan Nguyen, and JL Support Services. 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.