We've been working with local communities in Vietnam since 1993 to help children access quality healthcare, education, and opportunities to reach their full potential.
A boy washes his hands with soap.
A boy and girl wash their hands at a sink.
Most Vietnamese people live in remote and rural areas and rely on agriculture to earn an income.
An estimated 11 million people live in poverty and face significant challenges in providing for their children.
- Maternal and child mortality rates are high.
- Families in remote, rural areas are unable to meet their children's basic needs.
- Children are vulnerable to sexual exploitation and trafficking.
- Floods and typhoons cause heavy human and economic losses every year.
Girls attend a playing and reading group for children.
What We're Doing
Children have the right to a healthy start in life. We're providing care for women through their pregnancies and labour and educating parents about child health. We’re also ensuring local communities have access to clean water and sanitation, which is supported by our hygiene workshops for children.
With millions of families living below the poverty line we're looking at ways to increase household incomes, from helping communities invest in cattle-raising and farming to training young people in vocational skills. Education is a powerful way to break the poverty cycle so we’re training school teachers and setting up school libraries.
Protecting children remains central to everything we do, from lobbying government to approve a national program for child protection to helping communities cope with natural disasters.
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