Stories: Children, Communities, Futures

Welcome Back !

You have Gifts for Good in your basket.

Thanks for Coming Back !

Are you ready to change a childs life? There are over 300 children who urgently need a sponsor

Welcome Back !

We noticed you were looking to sponsor a community. Your support will not only change the life of a child, but an entire community.

Welcome Back !

Last time you were here, you were looking to help vulnerable children and families. Your support can save and change lives.

Winter warmers for children in Vietnam

“This is my first hoodie ever! Normally I only receive new clothes two times per year, in summer and winter, when my parents have good crops. In bad harvests, my parents can`t afford stuff like new clothes or school bags or toys for me,” says 11-year-old Thao (pictured below), who struggled to contain her excitement.

Thao is one of more than 2,000 children in poor communes in Kim Boi district, an area new to ChildFund Vietnam`s support who received fleece hoodies in January 2015.

“Now that I`ve got this hoodie, my mum and my dad won`t have to worry about getting me clothes. I also won`t feel scared of the strong cold winter wind when I go to school,” she adds.

In Kim Boi district, the average family income per capita is approximately $300 per year, primarily from rice and maize farming.  More than 90 per cent of the local population is from the Muong ethnic group. Here, one in three households are considered poor, which is much higher than the provincial average (17 per cent) and the national average (13 per cent).

Due to the difficult economic conditions of many families, children often lack basic items such as clothes or books for their daily activities. ChildFund Vietnam is providing children with these small but important items that help to improve their daily lives, while also continuing to implement long-term community development activities within their community.

“Through this activity, we want to help families living in difficulty in our project areas,” says Ms. Nguyen Thi Thai Ha, ChildFund Vietnam`s sponsor relations manager. “With our gift, we hope that these children will stay healthy while going to school or doing daily activities, so that they can develop to their full potential both physically and mentally.”

Related Stories

ChildFund health project helps Hai see a brighter future

Read Story

What is World Mosquito Day?

Read Story

ChildFund is supporting vaccination efforts in remote Timor-Leste

Read Story

There’s always so much more to a story!

Get all the latest stories from ChildFund Australia

The story doesn’t end here.

Stay up to date with all the latest news from ChildFund Australia