Our work with families suffering from the after effects from Agent Orange Dioxin

During the past years we’ve been able to help 77 Agent Orange sufferers’ families with: 35 cows, 11 water buffaloes, 60 piglets. All families are very poor farmers. We've also given cash donations, sponsored a shed to keep the livestock, built a toilet/washroom, etc.

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01. AO 2013

Ha Van Mien, Born 1986, (left), mentally challenged. (2nd generation AO  victim) His father died 3 years ago, now he only has his mother (she’s working in the fields every day). The father used to be a solider in the  south of Vietnam for 7 years. They had 3 children , but the other two died  later. When his father was still alive, the family received a small pension  for  “soldier wounded in combat”. But since the father died the family  won’t receive that support anymore. A few months ago they began to receive a  “small” (very small) donation from the village authority to help the poorest  families in their area. We hope this heifer will be a big help to Mien and his  mother to alleviate their hardship.

02. AO 2013

 

Truong Van Coi, Born 1989, Down’s syndrome, (2nd generation AO victim) From a  family of 6 children, Coi is the 3rd child. His 5 siblings have no handicaps.  His father (65 years old) was in the war from 1968 - 1974. His family are  farmers, his father receives a small war veteran pension. They are farmers and survives on whatever their small farm can produce. Coi’s family received the heifer to give them a small nvestment, as their own financial situation gives barely enough to live on.

03. AO 2013

 

Bui Van Tam, Born 1995, (left), Down ’s syndrome. (2nd generation AO victim) Tam comes from a family of 5 children and he’s the youngest. His father (69 year old) was in the war for 13 years from 1964-1977.

04. AO 2013

 

Vu Van Dang, Born 1971, (right), Hemophilia. (2nd generation AO victim) He is  one of 3 brothers who received a heifer this time. Dang’s father was in the war from 1965 -1971. The father has documentation proving he got sick from AO Dioxin, he receives some support from the government because of this. All his 3 sons are afflicted with the genetic blood clotting disorder, Hemophilia

05. AO 2013

 

Vu Xuan Doan, Born 1975,  Hemophilia. (2nd generation AO victim) He is one of 3 brothers who each received an heifer this time. Doan’s father was in the war from 1965 -1971. The father has documentation proving he got sick from AO Dioxin, he receives some support from the government because of this. All his 3 sons are afflicted with the genetic blood clotting disorder, Hemophilia

06. AO 2013

 

Vu Xuan Thinh, Born 1977, Hemophilia. (2nd generation AO victim) He is one of 3 brothers who each received an heifer this time. Thinh’s father was in the war from 1965 -1971. The father has documentation proving he got sick from AO Dioxin, he receives some support from the government. All his 3 sons are afflicted with the genetic blood clotting disorder, Hemophilia

07. AO 2013

 

Vu Thi Hang, Born 1969, mentally challenged. (2nd generation AO victim) Hang is the 2nd of 6 children. Her father, now 71 years old was in the war between 1966-1976. He is a documented AO victim and receives a small compensation from the government.

08. AO 2013

 

Dinh Tien Nam  , Born 1981, (not in the photo since he had just had an eye operation), physically weak, eye problems. (2nd generation AO victim) Nam’s father (passed away at 50) was in the war from 1972 -1976. Nam is the youngest son in a family of 3 children. When his father was still alive, they received a small war veteran pension since his father was wounded in combat. Since the father passed away the family only get a small donation from the village authority for poor families                                                                                                 

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This year we could help the three boys we met last year (see our news letter for the full story), Hoa 33, Minh 31 and Tren 27. All three are severely disabled and come from the same family. Instead of giving this family a heifer, we gave them the cost of a heifer (approx. 300 USD) so they can build a toilet-washroom. The boys can not go to the toilet themselves because of their handicaps and need help. Sometimes only their grandmother is home with them and she is over 90 years old, a very difficult task for such an old woman. The new restroom will be connected directly to the living room so that it's only a few yards to go, rather than the way it is now with their toilet quite a distance away.

475 Published: Friday, 02 August 2013 09:12