Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam

by Taiwan Fund for Children and Families
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Clean Water for Communities in Vietnam
Food delivery by TFCF Vietnam
Food delivery by TFCF Vietnam

It has been three years to receive the project support through GlobalGiving. We are grateful to have you with us and I believe you have changed many disadvantaged children in Vietnam positively. As we described in the project purpose, we would give children more than clean water but also a better environment to grow up.

I would like to sincerely thank you on behalf of the staff and the assisted children in Vietnam. We have had great success in working together with you. Thank you again for your generous donation and support in our project. You may find that the project is of great worth and we achieved our mission to change and re-develop children who participated in our project.

It’s time to say goodbye to this project and we know that it is not the end but another new starting. In order to serve more vulnerable children in the world, we will keep moving forward to fit their needs specifically. We are truly grateful for your dedication to helping TFCF assisted children, and hope you will support Taiwan Fund for Children and Families as you did before and we are continually looking forward to receiving your assistance.

With gratitude,
Wen Hung

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Supplies delivered to an orphanage institution
Supplies delivered to an orphanage institution

Dung, born in 2001, is currently a university student living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Dung’s family was among the families which received TFCF emergency allowance in terms of their difficult situations due to Covid-19 pandemic. She is living in a single-parent family and her mom runs a small coffee stall at their house. Unfortunately, Covid-19 pandemic ruined their mini household business and their family struggled to sustain the living.

“I am writing this letter to express my gratitude and appreciation for your caring and kind support to my family and me during this difficult time caused by Covid-19 pandemic, which has truly helped us ease our financial burdens. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you again. I will try my best to excel in my studies to ensure that your aid is well-spent.”

Chinh, a truck driver and a father of two daughters, lives in Binh Tan district, Ho Chi Minh city. Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, they had to struggle to make ends meet. He drove trucks for a local company from dawn to dust, while his wife worked in a factory. Both of them were immigrants who left the impoverished hometown in Nghe An province to seek for better opportunities in Ho Chi Minh city. When the coronavirus suddenly struck Vietnam and escalated severely, they fell into considerable distress. Chinh was laid off and her wife’s wage was cut in half due to nationwide economic recession.

“The emergency support program of TFCF came right when we were so anxious about our future. I took my daughter to school on the day of the COVID-19 aid package delivery event and could clearly saw how happy she was when she knew there was a gift set sent to her from donors. It was truly meaningful for us and more specifically, it sparked such a great joy for my children in those gloomy days. My daughter wants her father to convey her gratitude towards caring donors. Once again, thank you so much. Small action, big impact! Thank you for supporting our community. We wish you and your family health and happiness!”

- Message from Dung and Chinh, the project beneficiaries

** Dung and Chinh are fake names due to the privacy and safety of individuals which is respected.

 

Keep us building the resilience during COVID-19!

The coronavirus is now spreading all over the world and there are 1,007 confirmed cases and unfortunately 24 deaths in Vietnam according to the latest report by Aug 20. The government keeps all restrictions and measures under close review all the time.

Our water project has been suspended and we have focused on our tasks of COVID-19 response since months ago. In order to keep workers safe and stop the spread of COVID-19, we cancelled all home visits and ran a sampling survey for 40 households of Water Program by phone interview in July and the survey showed a positive feedback from the households. Besides, we keep in touch with TFCF assisted families through phone contacts and be aware of their health condition and difficulties up to date. We know they are all facing the financial problem due to COVID-19 outbreak, so TFCF keeps providing emergency kits, including rice, instant noodles, canned food, cooking oil, soaps, etc. to support our sponsored families amid COVID-19 pandemic. Originally, the child sponsorship fee is used for children’s learning purpose, but they may prioritize other urgent needs during this time.

Thank you for your trust in us and we need your help more than ever to support our lifesaving work. Thank you!

With gratitude,
Wen Hung

Dung was writing a thank you note to her sponsors.
Dung was writing a thank you note to her sponsors.
We are waiting for help!
We are waiting for help!
Case Interview in the office
Case Interview in the office
The household emergency kits distribution
The household emergency kits distribution

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Trinh and her mother
Trinh and her mother

Trinh, is a 17-year-old girl, a grade 11 student who lives with her grandmother and mother. Trinh’s mother is blind and doesn’t have any job. They have no income and rely on the support from pagodas (such as rice and food) and the assistant allowance from the local government.

“I am very happy to write this letter to you and I love to have this chance to tell you what I think. It can be said that everyone has their own destiny. Some people are lucky to enjoy the rapture since they were born, but others are not lucky and have to face some difficulties. However, I believe that the destiny is not the final result and everyone can change it.

Actually, I am an unlucky person and my family faces many difficulties always. My grandmother is 73 years old now and she is my mother’s mother. She is facing arthritis and having full body pain. My mother is visually impaired person but she still is the breadwinner in my family. Every day, she goes to the temple and brings donated rice and money home. I love my mother very much and I know she has many difficulties to take care of me since I was born. I never ask my mother to give me any toy or gift even I also want to have it.

In these months, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a big problem to my family. My mother could not go to the temple and we didn’t have enough money. Thank God, TFCF has found us and we started to join the sponsorship program and receive the financial support from TFCF. I am feeling great happiness because I got the sponsor who supports and cares about me. I know I am not alone. Furthermore, TFCF emergency kit is valuable which is not only material value but also spiritual value. This gift motivated me and my family to overcome the difficulty in this pandemic.

From bottom of my heart, I am thank you for your support. In reality, no word can describe my gratitude to you. I wish sponsors and your family plenty of health, happiness and joy. I am very grateful to TFCF’s sponsors and social workers for all your help.”

- Message from Trinh, the project beneficiary

** Trinh is a fake name due to the privacy and safety of individuals which is respected.

 

Keep us moving forward during COVID-19 outbreak!

To be characterized as a pandemic, COVID-19 negatively affects all people in the world. Although Vietnam had fewer than 300 confirmed cases and no deaths from the disease till now, the government has implemented a series of increasingly strict containment measures such as banning most foreign arrivals, requiring masks in public, and shutting down non-essential services. At this critical moment, we do see more difficulties facing by our assisted children and families.

We are unable to execute our water project now, but we keep our working on needy people during COVID-19 outbreak! Since the day of first confirmed case of COVID-19, we made many phone calls to our assisted families and asked about their health condition and difficulties and also reminded them about prevention measures. Most of families got the financial problem losing their jobs or temporarily deferred job due to COVID-19 outbreak, so TFCF started providing emergency kits including rice, instant noodle, canned food, cooking oil, soap, etc. to support our sponsored families amid COVID-19 pandemic. The child sponsorship fee is used for children’s learning purpose but they may prioritize other urgent needs during this time.

We saw lots of smiles when our assisted families received emergency kits. We thank for many local sponsors who support our work immediately during this period. I would like to invite you to join us and let’s help needy children and families pass this crisis. Thank you!

With gratitude,
Wen Hung

Trinh was writing letter to her sponsor.
Trinh was writing letter to her sponsor.
We bought essential items to build emergency kits.
We bought essential items to build emergency kits.
We got the household emergency kit!
We got the household emergency kit!
The emergency kit is very important to my family!
The emergency kit is very important to my family!
Let me show you TFCF household emergency kit!
Let me show you TFCF household emergency kit!

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
River water in An Binh Islet
River water in An Binh Islet

“Vinh Long province is located at the southern of Vietnam. The main terrain is the delta which is divided by many rivers and canals. Many people know water resources are polluted in Vinh Long province. While we visited and served our sponsored families in An Binh Islet, we discovered more factors of water pollution locally. Both groundwater and surface water are two major water resources in Vinh Long province. However, groundwater supply alone would be insufficient to meet demand and surface water is polluted seriously by human activities, such as chemical fertilizers and pesticides used in agriculture, livestock manure, human sewage and waste, sludge from fish ponds etc. Although agriculture and aquaculture are the main livelihood activities in Vietnam, people are not capable to solve the widespread problem of water pollution individually.

We have to fix the water problem through government investments with enough financial budget to establish local infrastructures and consider daily habits and livelihood activities which impact the environment. It’s really a long way to go, however, we are grateful for the support and donation from you and we will keep moving forward in 2020.”

- Message from the social worker in TFCF Vietnam Branch

 

New target of our project in 2020

Have you noticed that we have changed our project title? While working on the water project in these years, we found that we have to do more for children. It won’t be good enough to help in school only, we also want to help their daily life. Thank you for your support to our project and allow us to move to the further step. We keep organizing resources and establishing the water pipeline system between the main tap water pipe and households in An Binh commune and Dong Phu commune. However, we also want to raise the awareness of households about the water issues. We will catch any chance to educate and encourage good habits to our assisted children and families. Thank you for being with us!

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

River water for household usage
River water for household usage
Polluted water resource
Polluted water resource
Agriculture pollution
Agriculture pollution
Traditional toilet
Traditional toilet
Aquaculture pollution
Aquaculture pollution

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Tap water installed finally!
Tap water installed finally!

“According to the last investigation, we found the best way to help children and families is to have clean water in their daily life. Many families cannot access to top water due to their house locations and financial difficulties; therefore, TFCF decided to support needy families by organizing resources and establishing the water pipeline system between the main tap water pipe and households in An Binh commune and Dong Phu commune. Finally, TFCF supported 68 families in Dong Phu commune and 31 families in An Binh commune with tap water connection. We are looking forward to helping more families next year. We plan to increase 15 families in Dong Phu commune with tap water connection and help 19 families in An Binh commune purchase water tanks to store purified river water.

We really want to improve the health of children and families by accessing clean water and hope to see the decreased rate of water-related diseases in Vietnam, such as intestinal, eyes, gynecological and kidney diseases.”

- Message from the social worker in TFCF Vietnam Branch

Thanksgiving!

TFCF Vietnam has proposed and operated Clean Water Support Program for children in Vietnam since 2017 which focuses on An Binh and Dong Phu communes. We realize that the most sustainable way to help children and families is the connection of tap water in needy households. There are one tap water factory in An Binh commune and two tap water factories in Dong Phu commune. However, the water pipes have not been installed in certain areas and we found many families still have to use polluted river water even the local government in province and commune levels improved the tap water pipe system. Definitely, TFCF Vietnam are unable to resolve this issue alone and needs the support and collaboration with many parties such as local governments, clean water companies, and your contribution. We are glad to have you work together to make an impact on people's lives in Vietnam.

May you and all children in Vietnam wake up every morning with renewed hopes and great values. I am hoping God blesses you with long and cheerful life. Thank you for your giving and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

Family Visit: understood water issue in households
Family Visit: understood water issue in households
Water purification system in a water factory
Water purification system in a water factory
Water factory construction project by Government
Water factory construction project by Government
River water for households
River water for households

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Taiwan Fund for Children and Families

Location: Taichung - Taiwan
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families
Wen Hung
Project Leader:
Wen Hung
Taichung, Taiwan

Funded Project!

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

Still want to help?

Find another project in Vietnam or in Clean Water that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.