COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
CONSTRUCTION OF VINH LOC A BRIDGE
(Vingh Loc A Commune, Hong Dan District, Bac Lieu Province)
VESAF Road No. 12
Specifications: steel-reinforced concrete; length: 20 m, width: 2.2 m
This new bridge will replace an unrailed wooden structure over a small river.
CONSTRUCTION OF HAI CHUA BRIDGE
(Vinh Thang Commune, Go Quao District, Kieng Giang Province)
VESAF Road No. 13
Specifications: Steel-reinforced concrete; length = 18 m, width = 2.2 m
This new bridge will replace an old, dilapidated bridge that poses an extreme hazard, especially during the rainy season.
VESAF has partnered with HEARTS FOR HUE (H4H), a nongovernmental organization based in Hue, in a Microfinance Program aimed at creating new jobs and generating income for families affected by the 2016 FORMOSA incident and the 2017 Typhoon in Thua Thien Hue Province. Loans are provided to these families to help them embark on a wide range of business activities. It is our hope that this partnership would help to promote sustainable changes that will uplift the less fortunate people in this region from poverty.
VINH PHU PROJECT
(Hamlet 16, Vinh Phu Commune, Phu Vang District, Thua Thien Hue Province)
01/12/2017: H4H distributed loans to the 26 families participating in the program
04/12/2017: 3 new loan recipients were added to the program, using loan repayments
09/12/2017: 6 new loan recipients were added to the program, using loan repayments
QUANG PHUOC PROJECT
(Lam Ly and Mai Duong Hamlets, Quang Phuoc Commune, Quang Dien District, Thừa Thiên Huế Province)
03/17/2017: Loans were disbursed to the 26 participating families, embarking on a wide range of business activities
HUONG VAN PROJECT
(Huong Van Commune, Huong Tra Township, Thua Thien Hue Province)
01/20/2018: Loans were distributed to the 26 families participating in the program
VESAF continues to provide merit-based scholarships to underprivileged students at LE ĐINH DUONG MIDDLE SCHOOL (Đien Trung Commune, Đien Ban District, Quang Nam Province).
MÁI ẤM TÌNH THƯƠNG CENTER AT QUANG CHÂU TEMPLE
(Hoa Chau Commune, Hoa Vang District , City of Da Nang)
VESAF continues to provide funds for food and clothing for the orphans at Mai Am Tinh Thuong Orphanage. This Center, operated by Quang Châu Temple, is home to more than 100 orphans, ranging in age from newborn infants to teenagers, and is also helping old, poor, and dependent individuals without families with lodging, meals, clothing, and medical care.
NGÔI NHÀ TÌNH THƯƠNG (SMILE HOUSE)
(126 Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An)
Smile House was founded in 2010 by a group of benefactors in the City of Hoi An, Quang Nam Province. Its purpose is to support the handicapped people who come from families in financial hardship. The House provides them with financial and medical assistance, career training, as well as a social meeting place. They are trained to make artifacts, lampshades, lanterns, incense, etc., for sale to the public, especially tourists. Unfortunately, the proceeds are hardly enough to support nearly 130 members of the House, and additional aid from local and foreign charitable organizations would therefore be needed to cover some operating cost. In 2017, VESAF began to provide the House with financial aid to purchase food, equipment, and raw materials to make the products.