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Anh Duong – Vietnam

Anh Duong strives for a society of fairness and equality in which poor people understand the issues that hinder local development and are encouraged to take part and work together to overcome challenges and improve the quality of life of their communities.

INTERVENTION FIELDS

– Socioeconomical development

– Formal education

– Informal education

– Health support

– Infratsructure and housing building

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OUR MISSION

– We are a social organization. We cooperate with local and international organizations to support the social and economic developments in the local poor communities.

– We encourage the poor communities to improve their capacity in solving their own problems.

– We strive to raise the living, economic and education standards for the communities, with priorities given to women and children.

– We aim to build cohesiveness, unity and mutual support among the communities and achieve sustainable development.

 

ACTIVITIES

Anh Dương has several different types of projects and programs in the region. Each program consists of several facets to reach out toboth families and communities as a whole.

Interest free loans program

Anh Duong supports loans for extremely poor households to improve their income and have a better life. Together Anh Duong’s staff and 36 village workers, we set up a network to support the poor households when they meet the difficulties. There are several facets for this program:

  • Microfinance given
  • Treatment supports for families & Health insurance for poor families
  • Rebuild the houses
  • Vaccination and treatment given for animals

The number of extremely poor households in the program:

– 1,327 households with a direct economic support

– 1,750 households, who have left the program and graduated out of poverty (except a few cases)

– 8,462 households who receive no direct economic support but only a scholarship

Thus total of 11,529 households.

Agriculture

Anh Duong implements an agriculture program focusing on agriculture, livestock, and aquaculture to support the farmers for increasing their income to help the farmers in isolated rural areas. This program consists of 3 facets:

  • Best practices
  • Pilot site
  • Ánh Dương is on the path of expanding a new idea to help farmers for the market access.

The number of agriculture training in the program:

– 573 agriculture training with 14,364 poor farmers who were attending the agriculture training

– 49 farmers group with 977 members who are being supported by Anh Duong

 

Health education

Health education is part of the curriculum in Vietnamese primary schools. However, children are usually requested to learn the lessons by heart, at home. This program follows the progress in agreement with local authorities to produce the specific exercise books for a number of priority topics: oral health, intestinal diseases, worm infection, diseases from mosquitoes (malaria, dengue), vaccinations, the importance of clean water, waste management, the nutritive value of different foods, the importance of breastfeeding, the health of small infants, what to do in case of sickness etc. There are several facets for the health education program listed: Scholarships; Oral health; Eyes screening; Inclusive education; Computer classes; Gender issues & domestic violence prevention; Sexual education & life skills; Sports events on Non Smoking Day (31/5); School facilities improvement

The number of students are benefiting the health education project are 16,692 students of 43 primary schools and 4,990 pre students of 21 kindergartens.

Bridges and roads

If you come to the rural areas in Hau Giang province, Vietnam, you will see the difficulties cause by the interlacing canals. There are many bridges made by “bamboo poles” that the local people use are difficult. However, the bamboo bridges are really dangerous for the children, women, and elderly people. For this reason, Anh Duong helps build roads and bridges the poor communities have better live. Presently, Anh Duong has assisted for 190 bridges and 134.65 kilometers of road.

Handmade project

Anh Duong has the project to help them to increase their income. Hand making products including Papier Mâché, Cross stitch, Water hyacinth, rag rugs, laptop, quilting se to generate their income. Right now, there are 110 women to earn US$ 75/person/month.

 

 

 

 

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Creation : 2005 (received legal permit)
Number of beneficiaries : 120,000 approx.
Staff force : 22
Language(s) of work : Vietnamese, English
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Contact : Ms. Huynh Hoang To Trinh
Email : anhduong.longmy@gmail.com
Phone : + 84 08 393 104 40
Adress : Ánh Dương Community Development & Support Center
36 Cách Mạng Tháng Tám, Long Mỹ district, Hậu Giang province, Vietnam
> Website: www.anhduonghg.org
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> Presentation of Anh Duong (.doc)
last update: July 2014