Project No. 34 –  Construction of a boarding house with sanitary facilities for 150 children in Nan Xin, Xin Man district (Ha Giang province) in the north of Vietnam

Status October 1st, 2019: Xin Man District is 150 kilometers far from Ha Giang city. It is next to China to the north. The district is divided into 01 township and 18 communes. Xin Man has a total land area of 587,02 km2 with 66.000 people. There are 18 ethnic minorities living together in the district including Nùng, Mông, Tày, Dao, La Chí, Kinh, Phù Lá, Hoa, Pà Thẻn, Cao Lan, Mường, Ngạn, Bố Y, Khmer, Giấy, Cơ Lao, Sán Dìu and Sán Chay.ölker_Vietnams

Nan Xin commune is about 40 kilometers far from the district center. There are 8 hamlets in the commune. H’Mong people account for the largest percentage (30%), Nung people with 20% and La Chi people with 20%.

The commune has 25,68 km2 with more than 3.673 people. Among them, 430 households are poor (2.049 people) and 13 households are near-poor (72 people). All of them belong to an ethnic minority. The commune has very difficult terrain with many slopes and high mountains, which implicates the slow socio-economic development.

In the primary school of Nan Xin there is an emergency state. In total 452 children go to school in 11 classes: 1st grade (109), 2nd. grade (96), 3rd grade (93), 4th grade (75) and 5th grade (79). Currently there are 189 boarding students and for the new school year 300 boarding students are expected. All of them cannot fit in the (5) available boarding rooms. Furthermore the boarding students don’t have their own sanitary facilities. They use the ones of the teachers that are about 30 meters far from there, on a steep way. Going to the bathrooms by night is dangerous for the children. The kitchen (and canteen) should also be aggrandized for the big amount of children, but we have to handle by priority.

Looking towards the future, Nan Xin commune is in need of the following:

  • 1 x boarding house with 10 rooms
  • sanitary facilities with WCs and showers

Overall funds needed: USD 65.338,00 or approx. € 60.500,00

Next to the population of Nan Xin (3.673 people), 452 children and their teachers would be the direct beneficiaries of this project!:)

As a turnover foundation, the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) can provide help directly. We would like to carry out this project, but are dependent on every financial donation. We remain optimistic that we will be able to collect the necessary funds.

In cooperation and in continuous contact with our Vietnamese partners, we will as always supervise and guide this project personally and on site. We will report on the progress regularly.

We would be delighted if you were to provide us with moral and financial support in this endeavor. Thank you very much!

Status October, 2019: On October 29th, 2019, the team of the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung), (Isabelle Müller, Corinna Buchholz, Bui Thu Huong and Tran Quang Phu) visited – on own expenses and not on the expenses of the foundation – the commune of Nan Xin. The school is directed in a good and lovely way. The proposed site for the construction is appropriate. Directly on the site, we recognize the urgency and necessity of this project. We hope to find soon the adequate sponsor!:)