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Hearts For Hue’s September 2020 Newsletter

Dear Donors, Colleagues, and Friends,

First of all, Hearts For Hue would like to send our warmest greetings and best wishes to all of you and express our sincere thanks for your support of disadvantaged people in Vietnam. We would like to share with you an overview of what our organization was doing from August to September  2020.  Please take a look at our project highlights below:

Storm Noul Disaster Relief Fund

On Friday 18th September, Hue was hit by Storm Noul. Noul is the largest storm to have hit Hue in recent years, and wreaked havoc across the province. At least 6 people died, many more were injured and approximately 2,000 homes were destroyed or badly damaged.

The rural poor were the most effected. Their houses are least able to resist the storm; many have lost their roofs and walls. Unfortunately, local authorities will be least able to assist the rural poor in the recovery process.

VESAF Scholarship in academic year 2020 – 2021

Under the sponsorship of VESAF, NFP, Hearts For Hue has supported scholarships for 156 underprivileged students from Hue University, Vinh Phu Secondary School, Ha Trung Highschool and Xuan Loc Elementary School of the 2020 – 2021 academic year. These students, all of whom are from families experiencing severe financial and/or medical hardship, were awarded the …

Ensure environmental sanitation for ethnic minority community in Hong Ha Commune

Thanks to the sponsorship of The DOVE Fund (USA), Hearts For Hue will build new 50 hygienic latrines included bathroom for 50 families in Hong Ha commune within a framework of project “ TO ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION FOR THE ETHNIC MINORITY COMMUNITY IN HONG HA.”
Located about 50 km away from the center of Hue city, Hong Ha is a mountainous commune of A Luoi district, with a population of 1,800 people in 450 households. The main ethnicities are TaOi, KaTu and Paco, make up 85% of the population.

The sanitation is one of the challenges for local people and local authorities, as nearly 60% of households do not have hygienic latrines. Most of them use homemade latrines which made from temporary materials or go directly to rivers or streams. This has exerted negative affected on the environment and the health of local people. Through a  recent survey, we found that most of local people are very eager to have a hygienic latrine with bathrooms, but they do not have enough money to build.