Health  Vietnam Project #28740

Support an Agent Orange Caregiver in Vietnam

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Support an Agent Orange Caregiver in Vietnam
Support an Agent Orange Caregiver in Vietnam
Support an Agent Orange Caregiver in Vietnam
Support an Agent Orange Caregiver in Vietnam
Support an Agent Orange Caregiver in Vietnam
Support an Agent Orange Caregiver in Vietnam
Support an Agent Orange Caregiver in Vietnam
Support an Agent Orange Caregiver in Vietnam
Support an Agent Orange Caregiver in Vietnam
Support an Agent Orange Caregiver in Vietnam
Support an Agent Orange Caregiver in Vietnam
Support an Agent Orange Caregiver in Vietnam
Mrs. An and her buffalo and calf
Mrs. An and her buffalo and calf

Dear Donors,

Thanks to your efforts, we’ve purchased Mrs. An a mature female buffalo and a buffalo calf she can raise. (I'd previously reported inaccurately that we were only looking to buy one animal, due to a misunderstanding, so being able to buy a calf as well was a pleasant surprise.) I visited Mrs. An yesterday when the animals were delivered and the paperwork was signed, and I can confirm that both animals look healthy and strong. I just finished writing a detailed account of my visit and my conversation with Mrs. An, which I encourage you to read—it can be found here: http://www.advocacynet.org/a-buffalo-a-calf-and-an-opportunity/.

Mrs. An hopes to raise the calf and sell it, which will bring in money for food and medical expenses; her adult buffalo will hopefully give birth to new calves she can raise. She said that I should sincerely thank you on her behalf for your support of her family—your generosity clearly meant a lot to her, and it means a lot to everyone at AEPD as well. Her family seemed optimistic compared to my last visit, and having these new animals will clearly make a big difference for them.

I will ask AEPD to keep me posted on how Mrs. An’s family is doing, and they will hopefully be able to update you on their progress in the future. For now, we’re all very excited that Mrs. An and her children, Hoang and Hoa, have this opportunity to start a new business and invest in their futures. We’ve seen livestock make a major impact on other Agent Orange families, and we’re confident the same will happen here as well.

Once again, on behalf of Mrs. An, her children, and everyone at AEPD, I want to express my gratitude for all of your support. This campaign has been far more successful than any of us expected, and none of it would have been possible without each of you.

All the best,

Jacob Cohn

With Mrs. An and the new animals
With Mrs. An and the new animals
The sale contract is read to Mrs. An
The sale contract is read to Mrs. An
Mrs. An and her family
Mrs. An and her family

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Dear Donors,

I am thrilled to be able to announce that thanks to your generosity, our campaign for Mrs. An’s family has been fully funded just two weeks after it began. This campaign has been far more successful than anyone here at AEPD expected, and we’re all excited and humbled that so many of you have been moved to contribute.

The task for us now is to use your contributions to buy the family a buffalo. AEPD has gotten government approval for the business plan we developed in consultation with Mrs. An, and we’re working with the Advocacy Project, the organization running this campaign, to get your donations to AEPD as soon as possible. Once that happens, an AEPD outreach worker will work with Mrs. An to find a healthy buffalo for sale in her area at a good price. I’m also hoping to visit the family and deliver the good news in person; if I’m able to do that I will let you know. Either way, my hope is to get Mrs. An her buffalo within the next few months, and even if I’m not personally able to see it (as my fellowship at AEPD ends in three weeks), I’ll make sure someone from AEPD takes plenty of photos so that you can see the impact of your donations.

Once again, thank you so much for your support of Mrs. An and AEPD. I haven’t had the opportunity to speak with Mrs. An yet, but I know that she and her children are grateful for your donations and that having this buffalo will make a big difference in their lives.

All the best,

Jacob Cohn

Dear Donors,

As the Advocacy Project’s summer fellow at AEPD here in Vietnam, I’ve been in charge of putting together our campaign for Mrs. An’s family and fundraising on their behalf. I’m delighted to report that thanks to your generosity, we’ve already managed to raise most of the money needed to buy a buffalo for this family. As of this writing, we’ve raised $1,075 of our $1,500 target in six days—I’d anticipated that it would take several weeks to reach this point, and I’m incredibly grateful to all of you who have stepped up to help. AEPD’s director, Nguyen Thi Thanh Hong, also tells me that she appreciates everyone’s support, and I’m sure that Mrs. An and her family do as well.

We will keep you informed on the progress of the campaign. Given the extent to which we’ve blown past our initial target, I’m daring to hope that I’ll be able to send an update soon letting you know that we’ve raised all the money we need for Mrs. An. (On that note, be sure to tell your friends about this campaign if you haven’t already!) Since we need to secure government approval for our business plan I don’t know how long it will be until AEPD can actually buy her that buffalo, but we’ll do what we can to make sure it happens soon—I know that having the buffalo this year would help the family a lot.

Once again, on behalf of everyone here, thank you so much again for your donations. AEPD is a small local organization, and your support means a lot to them and to me personally.

All the best,

Jacob Cohn

 

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