Support for 5 orphaned by tragedy
  • | | February 26, 2010 06:54 PM

On Feb. 23, the DTiNews office in the central province of Nghe An handed over VND4,500,000 ($234) to 5 orphans who lost their parents.

DTiNews gives a donation from readers to Son and Lien on Feb 23 (Photo by H.L)

The story was first reported in January, and since then money has been donated by many readers. Nguyen Thi Lien, grandmother of the orphans, feels touched by the kind hearts that have pitched in to help.

She said told DTiNews, “Nowadays, my 5 grandchildren receive care from compassionate people. I will try my best to encourage them to continue their studies.”

Her family has received about VND80 million ($4,168) from donors. She will save this money in the bank to help support them in the future.

In November 2009, their parents passed away suddenly and tragically after an accident. They left 5 kids behind, and only their elderly grandmother can care for them. They are Tran Van Son, 17; Tran Thi Mai, 15; Tran Van Viet, 11; Tran Van Linh, 10 and Tran Thi Linh, 8.

“Their parents died unexpectedly. They became orphans. They live on support from kind neighbours and relatives. But I am too old to take care of them. I will try my best to raise them,” said their grandmother Nguyen Thi Lien through tears.

Three of the children with their teacher

Son, the oldest child, cannot earn money because his family doesn’t have any land to grow rice and he doesn’t have a job.

“We encourage them to continue their studies and don’t charge them any fees. We hope they don't have to leave school,” said Le Thi Thanh Huyen, Vice Principal of Nghi Phu School, “We also provide them with food for lunch at school. They need help from kind hearts.”

Below is the list of donors:

1.Hanoi- Saigon Commerial Bank (SHB) donated a savings account with VND28 million ($1,445) and 100kilos of rice.
2.A labour export company in Hanoi will cover all costs of Tran Anh Son to work in Malaysia.
3.Ly Tuong An: VND1,781,000 ($92)
4.Xuyen: 25 USD
5.Mai Thi Phuong Nguyen: 100 USD
6.Nguyen Le Thuyet: 300 USD
7.Le Nguyet: 100 USD
8.Huynh Kim Hoa: 100 USD
9.Quang from Vietnam Shipping JSC in Quang Ninh: VND3 million ($155)
10.Huynh Van Minh: 100 USD
11. La Hong Tran: 120 USD
12. Phan Phan: 100 USD
13. Dan Duong: 50 USD
14. Nguyen Thi Thu Trang, 119 - Lac Long Quân – Hanoi: VND300,000 ($15.4)
15. Trinh Phuong Thu - 14 Ly Nam De – Hanoi: donation is unknown
16. Le Quy Hung: VND500,000 ($26)
17. Le Thi Y: donation is unknown
18. Vo Hung: donation is unknown
19.Tran Van Phuong: donation is unknown
20.Chau: VND500,000 ($26)
21.Nguyen Thi Phuong, at Ward15, District 8, Ho Chi Minh City: VND3 million ($155)
22. Diep Hien Thuy, Tran Ngoc Canh and Le Thi Thuy Lan - HCMC: VND350,000 ($18)
23. Hoang Ngoc Bon: 50 USD
24. Nguyen Thu: 100 USD
25. Cuong T Do: 100 USD
26. Phan Thi Thuan Duong: VND400,000 ($21)
27. Nguyen Van Tram: 100 USD
28. Unknown: VND100,000 ($5.1)
29. Truong Xuan Tung An: VND300,000 ($15.4)
30. Tran Thi Tuyet Van: VND500,000 ($26)
31. Nguyen Thi Lan Phuong: VND200,000 ($10.3)
32. Tran Nhat Tai: VND400,000 ($21)
33.Ho Vu Kim Loan, 88/36/11 - Nguyen Van Quy - Phu Nhuan, District7, HCMC: VND500,000 ($26)
34.Tran Dinh Khanh - 29 Cach mang Thang Tam, Ben Thanh, HCMC: VND1 million ($51.6)
35. Tran Thi Thanh Tu: Long Tu JSC - 169B - Thai Ha - Hanoi: VND1 million ($51.6)
36. Phan Thanh Thuy - District3, HCMC: donation is unknown
37.My Van, HCMC: donation is unknown
38.Hoang Thi Thu Hanh: 4 Alley 4, Yecxanh, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi: VND1,5 million ($77.4)
39. Nguyen Thi My Lan: 684, National Road 13, Hiep Binh Phuoc, Thu Duc, HCMC: donation is unknown
40. Pham Cong Duc: 38 Road A, Phu Thanh, Tan Phu, HCMC: donation is unknown
41. Nguyen Thuy: 100 USD
42. Nguyen Thi My Lan: 100 USD
43. Pham Duc Quang: Block C4, Building12, Van Quang Urban area, Ha Dong, Haoi: donation is unknown
44. Bui Thi Ranh: Ap Long, Tra Vinh: VND500,000 ($26)
45. Nguyan Quang Tuan, Hanoi: VND300,000 ($15.4)
46.Danh Thanh Trang: warm clothes

Other donations were sent via post office but the names are not currently available. The family would like to extend their warm thanks for all supporters.

For information on how to contribute, please see below:

Charitable donations please send to:

1.Nguyen Thi Lien, Hamlet 3, Nghi Phu Commune, Vinh City, Nghe An or Le Thi Thanh Huyen, Vice Principal of Nghi Phu 1 School at Nghi Phu Commune, Vinh City, Nghe An. HP: 0912.579.240.

2. Compassionate Hearts Charity Fund – Dan Tri Newspaper (Hanoi)

No. 2/48 Giang Vo Str., Dong Da Dist., Hanoi (beside Kim Ma petrol station)
Tel: 04. 3. 7366.491/ Fax: 04. 3. 7366.490

* Vietnam Dong Account information:

Account holder: Bao Khuyen hoc & Dan tri

Account number: 10 201 0000 220 639

With Bank: Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade – Hoan Kiem Branch

* US Dollar Account information:

Account holder: Bao Khuyen hoc & Dan tri

Account number: 10 202 0000 004346


With Bank: Hanoi Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade

2. Representative Offices:

Ha Tinh representative office: 46 Nguyen Cong Tru, Tan Giang Ward, Ha Tinh City. Tel: 039.3.857.122

Da Nang representative office: 25 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Thanh Khe Dist., Da Nang City. Tel: 0511.3653.725

Hochiminh City representative office: 40/17/16 Nguyen Van Dau, Ward 6, Binh Thanh Dist, Hochiminh City. Tel: 08. 35107. 331

Can Tho representative office: 53/13 Ly Tu Trong, Ninh Kieu Dist., Can Tho City. Tel: 071.3.733.269