"Geef een mens een vis en je geeft hem één dag te eten.

 Leer hem vissen en hij zal voor de rest van zijn dagen te eten hebben."


The story of the orphans

02_2009_FAP_DP0146_PR_4All residents from Phuong Vinh hamlet know Doan, a 70-year-old woman, raising four little grandchildren. She should have lived happily and enjoyed her old age; however, her life was turned up side down when her two sons died 3 years ago. The loss created such a massive hole in her, her young daughters-in-law, and her little grandchildren lives. Her first daughter-in-law then left the two children for her, one was 6 and the other was 2. Read more...

Story about the dream of an "ugly duck"

02_2010_FAP_dp0056_P_2Living in the suburb of Hanoi, she always had a look of sorrow as her schoolmates always laughed at her big black spot on her right arm. None of them wanted to make friends with her and they all called her “an ugly duck.”

Nguyen Thi Xiem, “the ugly duck’s name,” is only 12 years old and she is in grade 7 in Trung Chau Secondary School, Dan Phuong, Hanoi. Thanks to Donxa, a couple from Belgium financially adopted her and finding out about the birthmark. They wanted to support her an operation to remove the birthmark. When Xiem first knew about that, she was very happy. She ran round her house and said, “If I would not have longer this birthmark, my friends would not call me ugly duck anymore and they would like to play with me.” Those innocent words of the child made the mother feel so emotion.


Donxa Cow Breeding Project- gives hope for poor households

10_2005_CP_00912_Trungchau_PBuffaloes and cows are familiar cattle that can be found anywhere in the poor villages in the North of Vietnam. In fact, people earn most of their income from the cattle and so do people in Trung Chau, a deprived commune in Dan Phuong, Hanoi.

Knowing the area’s characteristics and its economic conditions, Donxa, an NGO, selected Trung Chau to develop the project “Laisind, a breeding stock of cow.”


An amazing Tet with foster parents

An amazing Tet with foster parents



This lunar new year, known as Tet inVietnam, was so special to Le Thu Huong CL0077 and her family because of an important event: Huong’s foster parents from Holland came to Vietnam to visit her. Irene Vander Heijden sponsored Huong in 2006 with the Financial Support Program. When she heard that her foster parents were visiting, Huong was very happy and eager to see them as soon as possible. For the special occasion, Huong’s mother made Chung cake and Tro cake, two traditional foods in Vietnamese Tet.


The dream of the unlucky boy


Picture1On an extremely hot summer day at the beginning of July, 2010, Mr. and Mrs. Ngo Van Sam, the grandparents of a small boy - Luong Quoc Sieu - packed their bags with clothes and a few necessities and traveled over a thousand kilometers to Hanoi.  They went in search of a successful treatment for their young disabled grandson; they dreamed that he could walk freely, play football, and go swimming as easily as his friends do.


A single mother's story

A single mother’s story

02_2010_fap_dp0097_letter_p 1“My life has so much misery, but my little lovely daughter is enough to bring me happiness”- this is what Ms Le Thi Ha, a small gentle woman, living in Dong Thap, Dan Phuong told me when I went to see her one Saturday in April, 2010.

Le Thi Ha was born in 1971 in a poor farming family in Dong Thap Commune, Dan Phuong District, Hanoi. She was a rustic peasant with a simple life in the countryside. Her days passed in a uneventful and peaceful way, with few changes until one day she became pregnant; eight years ago she gave birth to a lovely baby girl.


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"The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation"

Corrie Ten Boom

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