This wonderful organization offers free primary school education at their charity school, plus free sewing skills training at their free vocational school for those who live in the area of Vinh Luong ward, 15 kilometers north of Nha Trang. Founded at the Kim Son Pagoda  in 1994 by the Buddhist nun Thich Nu Dieu Phuc, it has long been a loving source of education for local youngsters. There are classrooms which grades 1 to 5 split in morning and afternoon shifts, and another room with donated sewing machines for those wishing to learn tailoring skills. The school is run by the nuns of Kim Son, and is not owned or operated by Lovingkindness Vietnam.  They rely entirely upon donations, most of which come from people in the community.


There are approximately 80 children currently enrolled in the primary school, and there are 20 young adults in the sewing school. All of the children are from poor families, and while they don’t eat at the school, food donations are given to the children to take home with them. Donations through our website go to improving the facilities and paying monthly expenses.

To donate to this cause, , click the Donate button, which can be found on any page of this site in the top right. From the PayPal form, include a comment to indicate that you wish the donation to go to Kim Son. You can also send us an email at


Tet Gifts at the Kim Son Charity Home

We visited the lovely Kim Son Charity Home with special gifts for the children. The Lunar New Year, Tet, is the biggest holiday in Vietnam with many wonderful traditions....

Gifts for the Kim Son Charity School

On January 3, 2017 we made a visit to the Kim Son Charity School with Tet gifts, and essential items to help the school. Kim Son offers free primary schooling...

School Supplies for Kim Son

On October 27, 2016 we visited the Kim Son Charity School with lots of school supplies for the students. Kim Son offers free primary schooling to neighborhood youngsters whose parents...

Donations to Three Places

On April 18, 2016 we made donations to three places. These donations came from Oanh Nguyen of the USA, who asked that the Kim Son Charity School, the Anh Dao...

Gifts for the Kim Son Charity School

On March 31, 2016 we visited the Kim Son Charity School with some special gifts for the vocational school. Kim Son runs 2 free schools at their peaceful country setting...

Tet at the Kim Son Charity School

On February 10, 2016 we brought the lunar new year to the children at the Kim Son Charity School. Kim Son offers free primary schooling to children whose families cannot...

Joining Other Charities for Great Visits

On December 31, 2015 we joined Project Healthy Smile and the Quan Am Foundation on some great visits. Project Healthy Smile provides oral health supplies and guidance to poor communities,...

Three wonderful visits

On September 21-22, 2015 we visited 3 places with gifts. In addition to working with Lovingkindness Vietnam, our coordinator Hiep also assists the charity Project Healthy Smile, which promotes oral...

Project Healthy Smile Visits Vietnam

On January 29-30, 2015 we accompanied Project Healthy Smile and made some donations to needy places in the surrounding areas. We have been working with Project Healthy Smile...

Christmas Visit – December 16, 2012

The Quan Am Foundation brought Christmas presents to FIVE places! Lucette Dillon of New Zealand once again brought the generosity and kindness of her foundation to the children of Vietnam....


Lop Tinh Kim Son
Thon Luong Hoa
Xa Vinh Luong
Khanh Hoa, Vietnam




Take D 2 Thang 4 street north out of Nha Trang, which will take you over Ru Ri pass. Not far after decsending the pass you’ll see a sign on the left for “Chua Kim Son”. Follow the road past the pagoda and you’ll see a big blue sign for the school, “Loc Tinh Thuong Kim Son”.