Empowering Communities: ACSI x Hearts for Hue Joint Effort in Building Chicken Coops

Over the course of two meaningful days, from May 28th to May 29th, Hearts for Hue embarked on an inspiring collaboration with a dedicated group of ACSI students and teachers, united in our mission to bring positive change to the lives of three incredible women, Ms. Bo, Ms. Sen, and Ms. Dieu, in Huong Tra commune. The main goal of our collaboration was to build three strong chicken coops, providing a sustainable income for these strong women.

Ms. Dang Thi Sen’s family

Ms. Dang Thi Sen (born in 1955) is from one of the poorest households in Huong Van commune. This year she is 68 years old, but she still has to raise three grandchildren alone because their parents divorced and abandoned them. Currently, Mrs. Sen cannot afford to take care of them. In addition, her house does not have a toilet, and a part of the house has been badly damaged. She is old, weak, and unable to work as hard as before, making life even more difficult for the family. At the moment, she tries to make a living by raising some chickens in her garden. Her wish is to have a chicken coop to generate sustainable income for her family.

Ms. Dang Thi Dieu’s family

Ms. Dang Thi Dieu (1956) is also one of the disadvantaged households in the Huong Van Commune. She is a single woman and currently lives alone without any relatives. In the past, she was a farmer and had grown vegetables for a living. However, she had an accident recently and suffered a broken back vertebra, making all daily activities difficult. Therefore, Ms. Dieu would like to raise chickens to have a basic income to cover her life. Because it is one of the few things she can do to make ends meet. If a chicken coop is built, it makes her life better.

Ms. Pham Thi Bo’s family

Ms. Pham Thi Bo (1955) is from one of the poor households in Huong Van commune. She is a single woman and lives in a small house near her brother’s family. She does not have a stable job to cover her single life. So now she wants to try to make ends meet by raising some chickens. And having a chicken coop is her need at the moment to improve her poor life.

Apart from building the chicken coops, our team paid a visit to Huong Van 2 Primary School to teach English to the students. The students were very excited and eager to learn during the lessons. They showed a lot of enthusiasm and interest in the teaching. Also, we organized hands-on lessons to teach them the proper way to wash their hands, stressing the significance of hygiene. After the lessons, the ACSI group gifted each student with a bar of soap, encouraging cleanliness and good health among them.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the group of ACSI students and teachers who have joined us in making a positive impact on the lives of families in need. Together, we have brought hope and created opportunities for a more sustainable livelihood.

Let’s take a look at some more photos of the project below!

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