Lovingkindness Vietnam
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COMMUNITIES

Far from the city lights of Nha Trang are many poor communities in rural areas. Families in these communities are in abject poverty, and struggle to put food on the table and ensure their children receive an education. Our mission when working with poor communities is twofold: Education and Poverty Relief.

At the beginning of the school year, poor families struggle to buy the necessary supplies for their child’s education, including school uniforms, textbooks, backpacks, and school supplies. We have often worked with the local charities Vien Giac and Co Thom to bring all of the necessary items to support the education of these children.

Our charity partners have identified poor communities, most of which are to the west of Nha Trang, where every day is a struggle. When we visit a poor community, we always contact the local government for permission, and establish a clear process of allocating the donations to those most needy. We provide basic sustinence to poor families, and have provided disaster relief in the past as well.

OUR MOST RECENT COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

New School for Ethnic Minorities

A new charity home and school has opened in the mountainous region of Khanh Son. This project was organized by Sister Huong, and we have worked with her on a ...

Visit to the Nha Trang Blind Association

On April 19, 2017 we visited the Nha Trang Blind Association with food essentials. This association is located in the heart of Nha Trang, and has been providing free services ...

Bringing Aid to a Leprosy Center

On February 24, 2017 we contributed to another charity’s mission to bring aid to a community of leprosy victims. The Xom Chieu and Dai Tung Lam pagodas are located in ...

Aid to a Poor Community

On February 8, 2017 we joined the efforts of a local charity to bring aid to a poor community. The Vien Giac charity is a Buddhist charity in Dien Khanh, ...

Tet and Aid to a Poor Community

For Tet 2017 we brought many gifts and aid to a poor community in Khanh Son province. We have embarked on a number of humanitarian projects for the poorest communities ...

Bringing Aid to a Poor Community

On January 7, 2017 we brought essential food supplies to a poor community in Phu Yen district. Phu Yen lies 2 hours north of Nha Trang, and has many households ...

Health and Welfare for Poor Communities

On December 12, 2016 we visited a poor community with health and hygiene products for children. The district of Khanh Son is a mountainous region in Khanh Hoa province, and ...

Bringing Aid to Flooded Communities

Heavy rains in Vietnam have devastated many poor communities, and those in the poor rural areas have seen homes and fields flooded. Families were desperate for any aid, and in ...

Bringing Aid to a Poor Community

On October 25, 2016 we visited a poor community with a bounty of food, basic essentials, and toys. Spearheaded by our lead coordinator, Mai Khanh, and her friends in the ...

Visit to a poor community

On June 21, 2016 we made another visit to the poor community in Phu Hoa. The community consists of poor farming families, and some households are elderly couples with no ...

Aid to a Minority Community

On June 12, 2016 we came to a desperately poor community with gifts of kindness. Located in rugged terrain, the villages are not accessible by car, and are comprised primarily ...

Visit to a Poor Ethnic Community

On May 16, 2016 we brought aid and donations to 26 families in one of the poorest regions of Vietnam. While Khanh Hoa is a large province in Vietnam and ...

Wonderful Visit to a Poor Community

On April 30, 2016 we brought relief to those most in need. Phu Hoa community is one of the poorest villages in Phu Yen province, several hours northwest of Nha ...

Visit to Dak Lak Community

On March 28, 2016 we visited a poor community in the mountainous region of Dak Lak, to the west of Nha Trang. A large group of volunteers from the Long ...

Helping Communities in Phan Rang

On March 8, 2016 we joined the efforts of friends from the Long Son Pagoda in Nha Trang on 2 charity trips to poor communities in Phan Rang province. When ...

Tet for Poor Families

In the week of February 14, 2016 we brought Tet gifts to 3 poor families in Saigon. This was done through the kindheartedness of Anh Duong, and we at Lovingkindness ...

Poverty Relief in Ninh Hoa Community

On February 1, 2016 we made a visit to a poor community in Ninh Hoa district, an hour’s drive north of Nha Trang. Our lead coordinators Loan and Nhan have ...

Poverty Relief in Khanh Son

On January 24, 2016 we made a wonderful visit to the impoverished community of Khanh Trung in Khanh Son district, southwest of Nha Trang. Khanh Son is a ...

Poverty Relief in Phu Yen Province

On January 15, 2016 we brought food supplies and lunar new year gifts to a poor community in Phu Yen province. Phu Yen is north of Nha Trang, and has ...

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, ...

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 ...

Supporting Son Thai Village

On August 2, 2014 our lead coordinator, Hiep, joined a kind-hearted group in making donations to a poor village west of Nha Trang. Hiep had learned that a ...

Khanh Son Community

On October 27, 2013 our team traveled to the remote district on Khanh Son with humanitarian aid. While the district of Khanh Son lies in the same province ...

Dien Dong Community – May 2010

On May 25, 2010 we returned to Dien Dong commune in Dien Khanh district to make another donation to this poor community. We received generous contributions from the ...

Dien Dong Community

On February 21, 2010 we paid a visit to the commune of Dien Dong, in Dien Khanh district 24 km west of Nha Trang, which is one of the poorer ...

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