Help a Family Affected by Agent Orange

A microproject by The Advocacy Project
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Summary

Meet Le Thanh Duc. Mr. Duc, a war veteran, has three daughters affected by Agent Orange. His wife fell into depression after their youngest, healthy son passed away during an accident. Now, Mr. Duc is a full-time caretaker to not only his daughters, but his wife as well. You can help the Advocacy Project and the Association for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities support this caring father by purchasing a freezer, glass cabinet and materials for him to build a grocery shop at home.
$985.00
total raised
16
donors
0
monthly donors
6
months active

Challenge

During the Vietnam War, over 19 million tons of pesticides including Agent Orange was sprayed over the country. Those exposed suffer from many health conditions. Mr. Duc's three daughters were born healthy, but they each became disabled at age 10 when strange symptoms appeared. His youngest son passed away at age 18 in an accident. His wife, Mrs. Hong, has fallen ill as well. She is extremely distraught and spends her day wandering the streets.

Solution

With four people requiring constant 24/7 care, Mr. Duc needs a job that will allow him to work from home. In the past, he's been successful at making fish sauce to sell locally. But the recent fish death caused by the release of contaminated water into the sea has made it impossible for him continue. Opening a grocery store at home is the family's one chance to create a stable income source and help this caring dad earn a living.

Long-Term Impact

When you give to this project, you're giving Mr. Duc and his family more than a freezer, glass cabinets or materials to build a shop. You are giving them the tools they need to support themselves. You are giving a loving father the ability to care for their kids and his wife. You are giving a grieving mother and three innocent war victims Phuong, No and Lanh a fighting chance against Agent Orange.

Resources

http:/​/​www.advocacynet.org/​
Read more about Le Thanh Duc & his family here!
Learn more about AEPD.
Agent Orange photos by Fellow Armando Gallardo
Read all about my work as a Fellow in Vietnam!

Organization Information

The Advocacy Project

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.advocacynet.org/​
Project Leader:
Iain Guest
Washington, DC United States

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