Health
 Vietnam
Project #24275

Support a Family Affected by Agent Orange

A microproject by The Advocacy Project
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Summary

Meet the Nguyen family. Mr. Nguyen, a war veteran, was poisoned by Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. The pesticide killed one of his children and left three disabled. You can help the Advocacy Project and the Association for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (AEPD) purchase a buffalo, handicraft material for the family and pay for the siblings' medical costs.
$1,500.00
total raised
17
donors
0
monthly donors
7
months active

Challenge

During the Vietnam War, over 19 million tons of Agent Orange, a deadly pesticide, was sprayed over the country. Those exposed suffer from many health conditions. Mr. Nguyen's daughter, Lien, was born with cerebral palsy and needs constant care from her mom, Mrs. Pham. Their two sons, Trung and Toan, have malformed legs. Toan is wheelchair-bound. Both are also hemophiliacs. The family often has to sell off assets to cover medical costs.

Solution

We need your help to provide the Nguyen family with the essentials to make a living and care for the siblings. Mrs. Pham needs a new buffalo to work the field. Toan needs material to create his craft models and add to their income. Lastly, both brothers require costly blood transfusions from a faraway hospital in Hue. Your support will also help the family pay for transportation and medical care.

Long-Term Impact

When you give to this project, you're giving the Nguyen family more than a buffalo or crafting material. You are giving them the tools they need to support themselves. You are giving a pair of loving parents the ability to care for their kids. You are giving Lien, Trung, and Toan a fighting chance against Agent Orange. You are making a real difference in their life.

Resources

http:/​/​www.advocacynet.org/​
Read more about Pham Thi Do & her family here!
Agent Orange photos by Fellow Armando Gallardo
Check out AEPD website here!
Peace Fellow Blog

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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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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