Project No. 5 – Orphans in Xin Cai municipality, Ha Giang province in the north of Vietnam

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Status 2021:

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Status January, 2021: Good news! The family with 5 full orphans that gets the support of LOAN Stiftung since March, 2019, has received personally at the beginning of the year further support handed over from our Vietnamese Team in Vietnam (Mrs. Bui Thu Huong and Mr. Tran Quang Phu): Warm blankets, new clothes and shoes, various alimentary products as well as their scholarships (financed through German sponsors). Together with their teachers, our team brought all to their hut (8 km one way, including mountain hiking…). With the scholarships, 2 children could afford an old bicycle. Soon, the eldest child will buy a better functioning, second-hand motorcycle. The children received an electric heater for their tiny hut, so that they will better endure the winter. We say thank you to the sponsors supporting this project!:)

Furthermore, further sponsors could be found for the children La Thi Nhu Hang, Dang Phuong Mai, Hoang Thi Ha and Ban Thi Huong.

On January 21st, 2021, our team member, Mr. Tran Quang Phu, handed over to both orphans Vang Mi Po and Vang Mi Hong in Xin Cai their sponsorships and useful materials for their daily lives. The children received new clothes, alimentary products and a heater for their home.

Status January and February, 2021: On January 28th, 2021 and on February 22nd, 2021 (a little bit later than planned, because due to some COVID19-restrictions we had to postpone the delivery dates several times) we could greet our students in Ha Giang city (some of them are orphans). Two students (half-orphans) could not attend (Ly Minh Hieu and Hoang Trung Hieu – father and mother received in their names the scholarships) because they were not allowed to leave the town due to COVID19-restrictions. The other children made it home on time for TET-festive days in Ha Giang and surroundings. The LOAN Stiftung Scholarships for Education could be handed over to all of them (school-year 2020-2021). The students received it with gratitude and big honor. We congratulate and wish them good health, good luck and much success!:)

Status Summer, 2021: In the meantime we have received messages from some of our scholarship holders. They are developing very well, despite the restrictions caused by Corona. This is the reason why there are delays in reporting, so that we will report further and in more detail at the beginning of October, 2021.

Status October, 2021: As school started in September 2021, we received over 500 applicants for the LOAN Foundation scholarship! Due to the large number of applications and based on experience, our admission criteria have become a little stricter in order to achieve even more promising results in the future.
We are now funding:
– the poorest children among the poor
– Children with a difficult family situation (half or full orphans or with relatives in need of health)
– Children with very good school results

New orphans 2021 and sponsors needed for:

23. Nguyễn Thị Mỹ Hảo (Sponsor needed)

The girl (18 years old, born 16.01.2003) is from the ethnic minority Tày and comes from Tắc Luy village, Mậu Duệ Commune, Yên Minh district. She finished school at the Ha Giang Ethnic Minority High School and wants to study pharmacy. She was now admitted at the Hanoi National University.

The girl lives in poor conditions and is half orphan (her father died).

For the school-year 2021-2022 she will receive the “LOAN Stiftung Scholarship for Education”. The LOAN Stiftung reviews the financial support year after year and decides about the prolongation. The support amounts USD 562,00 per year (or approximatively € 525,00) for tuition fees and health insurance.

 

 

24. Trịnh Đức Minh (Sponsor already found!)

The boy (18 years old, born 30.08.2003) is from the ethnic minority Tày and comes from Ha Giang City. He finished school at the Ha Giang Gifted High School and wants to study economy. He was now admitted at the Hanoi Foreign Trade University.

The boy lives in poor conditions with his 70-years old grandmother and is full orphan.

For the school-year 2021-2022 he will receive the “LOAN Stiftung Scholarship for Education”. The LOAN Stiftung reviews the financial support year after year and decides about the prolongation. The support amounts USD 562,00 per year (or approximatively € 525,00) for tuition fees and health insurance.

 

 

25. Xin Thị Chản (Sponsor needed)

The girl (18 years old, born 25.05.2003) is from the ethnic minority Nùng and comes from Ta Thượng village, Chung Thinh commune, Xín Mần district. She finished school at the Xín Mần High School and wants to study literature. She was now admitted at the Thai Nguyen University of Education.

The girl lives in poor conditions and is half orphan (her father died).

For the school-year 2021-2022 she will receive the “LOAN Stiftung Scholarship for Education”. The LOAN Stiftung reviews the financial support year after year and decides about the prolongation. The support amounts USD 562,00 per year (or approximatively € 525,00) for tuition fees and health insurance.

 

26. Vàng Mí Pó (Sponsor already found)

The boy (17 years old, born on July 17th, 2004) from the Mông ethnic minority comes from Thài Phìn Tủng commune, Đồng Văn district. He is attending the Ha Giang Ethnic Minority High School (Grade 12A4).

He comes from a poor background and is a full orphan. His academic performance is very good.

For the school year 2021-2022 he will receive the “LOAN Foundation Scholarship for Education”. The financial support of the LOAN Foundation, which is extended from year to year after review, amounts to USD 300.00 (approx. € 280.00) per year.

 

27. Thò Thị Pà (Sponsor already found)

The girl (16 years old, born on April 5th, 2005) from the Mông ethnic minority comes from Sảng Pả B village, commune of Mèo Vạc, Mèo Vạc district. She attends the Ha Giang Gifted High School (Literature Grade 11).

She comes from a poor background and is a half-orphan (mother died). Her academic performance is very good.

For the school year 2021-2022 she will receive the “LOAN Foundation Scholarship for Education”. The financial support of the LOAN Foundation, which is extended from year to year after review, amounts to USD 300.00 (approx. € 280.00) per year.

 

 

 

28. Nguyễn Công Tâm (Sponsor needed)

The boy (17 years old, born on 09.09.2004) from the Nùng ethnic minority comes from Phương Độ commune in Ha Giang City. He is attending Ha Giang Gifted High School (biology grade 12).

He comes from a poor background and is a half-orphan (mother died). His academic performance is very good.

For the school year 2021-2022 he will receive the “LOAN Foundation Scholarship for Education”. The financial support of the LOAN Foundation, which is extended from year to year after review, amounts to USD 300.00 (approx. € 280.00) per year.

 

 

29. Phạm Linh Chi (Sponsor already found)

The girl (17 years old, born on February 15th, 2004) from the Tày ethnic minority comes from Vinh Quang City, Bắc Quang district. She is attending Hoang Su Phi High School (Grade 12C1).

She comes from a poor background and is a half-orphan (father died). Her academic performance is very good.

For the school year 2021-2022 she will receive the “LOAN Foundation Scholarship for Education”. The financial support of the LOAN Foundation, which is extended from year to year after review, amounts to USD 300.00 (approx. € 280.00) per year.

 

 

30. Hoàng Thị Thảo (Sponsor needed)

The girl (16 years old, born on March 17th, 2005) from the Tày ethnic minority comes from Ngọc Thượng village, Ngọc Linh commune, Vị Xuyên district. She is attending Vị Xuyên High School (grade 11B1).

She comes from a poor background and is a half-orphan (mother died). Her academic performance is very good.

For the school year 2021-2022 she will receive the “LOAN Foundation Scholarship for Education”. The financial support of the LOAN Foundation, which is extended from year to year after review, amounts to USD 300.00 (approx. € 280.00) per year.

 

 

 

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Status 2020:

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Status July, 2020: Because of Covid 19, we still could not fly to Vietnam this year, but we can continue our work from Germany as well. Our Vietnamese team can also look directly after “our children”. Our team visited accordingly the orphans of Xin Cai and Minh Tan. On some pictures, we are happy to see the children smile!:) Next to some pocket money, useful goods have been brought to them, for example rice, noodles, superposable sausages, oil, sugar, salt, shampoo, washing powder, facecloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and small toys. Now the children have summer holiday. At the beginning of the new school year, we will report anew.

Status August, 2020: In the middle of August 2020, we receive new pictures of Đàm Thị Hương Giang. The girl is doing well. She has achieved very good results at university. We are happy for her!:)

Status September, 2020: On September 14th, 2020 our team member, Mr. Tran Quang Phu, visits our two orphans Vang Mi Hong (8th grade) and Vang Mi Po (6th grade) at the secondary school in Xin Cai. Both received new school bags and school materials, as well as useful things (washing powder, tooth brush, tooth paste, etc…) and some pocket money. Unfortunately, the girl Già Thị Chở decided not to continue school. This is mainly due to covid. In that time, many schools were kept closed and the children appreciated the work in the fields in the fresh air more than learning at school. Though we regret her decision, we will keep on supporting the poorest children in difficulty and try to motivate them to get a good school degree.

From October, 2020 a total of 18 Orphans will be supported from us (Half- and full orphans). Please continue helping us in this task and become a sponsor:) Thank you!:)

Status October, 2020: At the beginning of the new school-year 2020-2021, further 10 new children will be supported by us, in supplement to our 8 orphans ((Vàng Mí Pó, Vàng Mí Hong, Hầu Sảo Thành, Hầu Sảo Chủ, Hầu Thị Súa, Hầu Thị Mua, Hầu Thị Vừ and Đàm Thị Hương Giang – all half- and full orphans). In giving them the “LOAN Stiftung Scholarship for Education”, we support the poorest children with good school results (Project No. 25). We do hope to find according sponsors for these children. Here their profile:

New orphans 2020 and sponsors needed for:

14. Bàn Thị Hương (Sponsor already found!)

The girl (17 years old, born 05.09.2003) is from the ethnic minority Dao and comes from the village Lâm, Đồng Tâm commune in Bắc Quang district (Ha Giang province). She goes to class 10 at the Ha Giang Ethnic Minority Boarding High School.

The girl lives in poor conditions and is half orphan (her father died). Her school results are very good.

For the school-year 2020-2021 she will receive the “LOAN Stiftung Scholarship for Education”. The LOAN Stiftung reviews the financial support year after year and decides about the prolongation. The support amounts USD 300,00 per year (or approximatively € 280,00).

 

 

 

 

16. Lục Thị Hiên (Sponsor needed) 

The girl (15 years old, born 07.05.2005) is from the ethnic minority Nùng and comes from the village Phín Ủng, Nghĩa Thuận commune in Quản Bạ district (Ha Giang province). She goes to class 10 at the Ha Giang Ethnic Minority Boarding High School.

The girl lives in poor conditions and is half orphan (her mother died). Her school results are very good.

For the school-year 2020-2021 she will receive the “LOAN Stiftung Scholarship for Education”. The LOAN Stiftung reviews the financial support year after year and decides about the prolongation. The support amounts USD 300,00 per year (or approximatively € 280,00).

 

 

 

 

 

20. Hoàng Trung Hiếu (Sponsor already found) 

The boy (18 years old, born 31.03.2002) is from the ethnic minority Tày and comes from Bản Mán village in Phong Quang commune, Vị Xuyên district (Ha Giang province). He finished school at the Ha Giang Gifted High School and wants to be a soldier. He was now admitted at the Military Technical Academy.

The boy lives in poor conditions and is half orphan (his father died).

For the school-year 2020-2021 he will receive the “LOAN Stiftung Scholarship for Education”. The LOAN Stiftung reviews the financial support year after year and decides about the prolongation. The support amounts USD 562,00 per year (or approximatively € 525,00) for tuition fees and health insurance.

 

 

 

 

21. Đặng Phương Mai (Sponsor already found) 

The girl (18 years old, born 29.10.2002) is from the ethnic minority Giáy and comes from Ha Giang city. She finished school at the Ha Giang Gifted High School and wants to be an economic. She was now admitted at the Banking Academy.

The girl lives in poor conditions and is half orphan (her father died).

For the school-year 2020-2021 she will receive the “LOAN Stiftung Scholarship for Education”. The LOAN Stiftung reviews the financial support year after year and decides about the prolongation. The support amounts USD 562,00 per year (or approximatively € 525,00) for tuition fees and health insurance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

22. Chu Thị Hà Trang (Sponsor already found) 

The girl (18 years old, born 19.03.2002) is from the ethnic minority Kinh and comes from
Ha Giang city. She finished school at the Ha Giang Gifted High School and wants to be a nurse. She was now admitted at the Nam Dinh University of nursing.

The girl lives in poor conditions and is half orphan (her mother died).

For the school-year 2020-2021 she will receive the “LOAN Stiftung Scholarship for Education”. The LOAN Stiftung reviews the financial support year after year and decides about the prolongation. The support amounts USD 562,00 per year (or approximatively € 525,00) for tuition fees and health insurance.

 

 

 

 

 

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Status 2019:

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Status March, 2019: On march 18th, 2019, a three person team of the LO-ANH Foundation team (LOAN Stiftung) (Isabelle Müller, Corinna Buchholz and Truc Pham) visited (at one’s own expense and not at the expense of the foundation) Xin Cai commune. On the way to Meo Vac district, our assistant (Mrs. Bui Thu Huong, DoFA Ha Giang) informs us about two orphans “making problems”. 

The girl Lau Thi Gia wants to leave school for good after finishing the secondary school level (till now, she was the best student in her class). Since a week, she bunked off school in order to help her brother with the fieldwork.

The boy Vang Mi Tua left in secret his brother Vang Mi Po and his uncle, in order to go to China with other teenagers of his village. They hope for a better future, working as illegal manpower. Since the teachers missed him at school and visited his home, they were told what happened. The boy will probably never come back. The search of local authorities were unsuccessful. The young boy Vang Mi Po is sad since his brother disappeared.

On March 18th, we are on the spot. There is no hope that Vang Mi Tua will return yet. The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) will therefore stop the financial support at the end of this school year (2019). We forward the gifts that were destined to him to the mother of Vang Mi Hong. She will do with them.

Concerning Lau Thi Gia: We get a call from the teacher that was sent to her in order to bring her to school during our visit. She wants to stay on the field where she is working with her brother. Mrs. Bui Thu Huong (with us at her side) speaks directly with her on the phone. The girl ist recalcitrant: School is no more fun for her. She prefers to start a family soon and be a farmer. That we are here to see her doesn’t make her care. She promises to go to school the next day – also to get her gifts…

We have to take a decision. It was planned to support her first until the end of the secondary school. But we have to accept her decision. The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) will therefore stop her financial support at the end of this school year (2019). Concerning the gifts, because the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) supports assiduity and children willing to learn, we decide to forward our gifts (first designated to her) to the best student of the secondary school of Xin Cai. It is a 14 years old girl.

So this time we meet only four orphans. Vang Mi Po is brave and tries his best to cope with the loss of his brother. Vang Mi Hong is doing well, also at school. Gia Thi Cho is also doing fine. Her school records are constant. Finally we meet Ha Mi Va that simply “forgot” our meeting today and that is late. He is doing fine and his school performance is good.

Better chances for education for a better future… We are sad that two children decided to end school, but we have to accept the situation. In the end there are so many children in the poorest regions of Vietnam that are hungry for education, only waiting for a chance. In the future we will focus more on them.

Status May, 2019: On May 10th, 2019 a two person team of the LO-ANH Foundation team (LOAN Stiftung) (Isabelle Müller and Corinna Buchholz) visit (at one’s own expense and not at the expense of the foundation) Xin Cai commune. We meet “our” Orphans. Gia Thi Cho and Vang Mi Hong are doing very well since our last visit. The boy Vang Mi Po is gradually doing better, physically and mentally. His joy is immense when we decide to walk with him back to his “home”. Some representatives of local authorities and teachers accompany us. We walk one and a half hour. To see the pitiful conditions under which the boy must live, shocks everybody (see pictures). In consultation with the authorities, we will try to ease the daily life of this good student and let him stay at the boarding house, closer to school. The long way to school (2 hours walk) will be spared for this tiny boy. The boy Ha Mi Va did obviously skipp our meeting. We will take him to task during our next visit next Autumn 2019 and decide accordingly if his sponsoring will be continued or not. Furthermore we met 3 assiduous students. Their good efforts have been rewarded.

On May, 2019, after our visit to a High School in Ha Giang city, our team heard about the fate of a student going to “Ha Giang Gifted High School”. Future high-school-graduates will soon have to pass the admission exam for university. But only 60% of them will be able to go to university. The remaining 40% will not afford it and will have to give up the dream of an academic career forever. The girl named Đàm Thị Hương Giang, born on July 31st, 2001 in Bac Quang district (Ha Giang province) is a gifted student that has already received several prizes in the past few years. She belongs to the Kinh minority and comes from poor conditions. She has a touching fate: She lost her mother at the age of 14 and her father at the age of 16. Her uncle housed her younger sister since then. Not her. Because Đàm Thị Hương Giang insisted to go to High School and was actually admitted at the Ha Giang Gifted High School for Talented Students, her relatives refused to raise her up and support her in this matter. The young sister of some fathers friend finally housed her in order for her to continue school. But this family with own children is poor as well. Their money will only afford her to graduate from High School (Spring 2019).

Đàm Thị Hương Giang will presumably graduate from High School with distinction and would like to go to university. Without support, she will have to give up her dream of an academic career.

 

7. Đàm Thị Hương Giang (Sponsor already found)
18 years old (female), born on July 31st, 200

The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) decides to help Đàm Thị Hương Giang. For the upcoming school-year 2019-2020 this high-school-graduate will receive the “LOAN Stiftung Education Scholarship” after having passed successfully the admission exam at university.

The rules: The financial support of the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) will amount minimum USD 300,00 per semester (admission fee of the university per semester) and maximum USD 850,00 per semester (admission fee of the university and – partly or fully – the accommodation costs per semester). After each semester and until the end of the studies, the scholarship will be continued after revision of the situation of the students and according to the grades achieved. Each scholarship student should write a letter of commitment expressing the will to study arduously. If a scholarship students quits voluntary or in case of abuse, the scholarship student commits him/herself to pay back the scholarship already received.

Concerning Dam Thi Huong Giang we are confident that she will perfectly fulfill all requirements. Because she is a complete orphan without any support, she will receive the full amount of the “LOAN Stiftung Education Scholarship” until she finishes her studies.

Costs per Semester: USD 850,00 (or approx. € 795,00)

Costs per Year: USD 1.700,00 (or approx.. € 1.590,00)

Status October, 2019: +++Update+++ Concerning the orphan Đàm Thị Hương Giang, we received wonderful news on October 1st, 2019: The university exonerated her from the tuition fees for her whole studies!:) We are very happy about this humanitarian gesture!:) Our yearly financial is therefore reduced and will amount € 800,00.

Status June 2019

During our last visit to Minh Tan (District Vi Xuyen, Province Ha Giang) on March 2019 we asked which children have the longest way to school. There was a girl named Hầu Thị Súafrom the 5th grade, that walked 8 kilometers (one way) everyday from her small hamlet Tân Sơn. The girl seemed to be very sad, so we asked about her and her familial situation. Her father died 2015. Right after this happened, her mother left to China, leaving her, her 3 brothers and 2 sisters alone. The eldest son,Hầu Sảo Chỉn, born July 10th, 2001, together with his younger brother Hầu Sảo Thành, born on 1st. January, 2002, took care since then of the youngest brother and the 3 sisters.Hầu Sảo Thành quit going to school after the 5th grade in order to help his family. As the elder brother commited suicide on 26th December, 2018, the whole burden fell on Hầu Sảo Thành. Since then, the 17 years old boy sacrifices his future in order to feed and take care of his family, occasionally working as a lease worker. Unpretentious about himself, in case someone would bring some relief in this life, he could one day complete a formation. The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) will support these five children and look immediately for godmothers/godfathers:

8. Hầu Sảo Thành (Sponsor already found)

17 years old (male), born on 1st. January, 2002. Because this brave boy sacrifices his future for his brother and sisters, we want to support him annually with the amount of USD 300,00 (or approx. € 280,00).

The duration of this financial support will depend of the developpment of his situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Hầu Sảo Chủ (Sponsor already found)

12 years old (male), born on 11th February, 2007. The boy is in the 6th grade at Minh Tan secondary school and will be in the 7th grade in September 2019. He walks daily 8 kilometers (one way) to school.

The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) will help and finance until he finishes school:

  • Daily meals for 1 year, 3 meals a day
  • Clothes for 1 year
  • Fee for boarding house for 1 year (our project  No. 24 “Construction of a boarding house for 160 children”)
  • School materials for 1 year

Total per year USD 450,00 (or € 420,00)

 

 

 

 

 

10. Hầu Thị Súa (Sponsor already found)

11 years old (female), born on 28th November, 2008. The girl is in the 5th grade at Minh Tan primary school and will be in the 6th grade in September 2019. She walks daily 8 kilometers (one way) to school.

The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) will help and finance until she finishes school:

  • Daily meals for 1 year, 3 meals a day
  • Clothes for 1 year
  • Fee for boarding house for 1 year (our project  No. 24 “Construction of a boarding house for 160 children”)
  • School materials for 1 year

Total per year USD 450,00 (or € 420,00)

 

 

 

 

11. HầuThị Mua (Sponsor already found)

8 years old (female), born on 9th November, 2011. The girl is in the 2nd grade at Minh Tan primary school and will be in the 3rd grade in September 2019. She walks daily 8 kilometers (one way) to school.

The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) will help and finance until she finishes school:

  • Daily meals for 1 year, 3 meals a day
  • Clothes for 1 year
  • Fee for boarding house for 1 year (our project  No. 24 “Construction of a boarding house for 160 children”)
  • School materials for 1 year

Total per year USD 450,00 (or € 420,00)

 

 

 

12. HầuThị Vừ (Sponsor already found)

5 years old (female), born on 20th February, 2014. The girl goes to the kindergarten of her hamlet Tân Sơn.

The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) will help and finance until she finishes school:

  • Daily meals for 1 year, 3 meals a day
  • Clothes for 1 year
  • School materials for 1 year
  • Supplementary child care while her siblings are absent. As soon as she will go to primary school, the amount for the boarding fee will be included in her supporting money.

Total per year USD 450,00 (or € 420,00)

 

 

 

 

Status September, 2019: Together with the DoFA Ha Giang we calculated the financial, existential basis of all orphans anew. We always paid attention and surely will do so in the future that all orphans do not have any deficits, in order to live a worthy childhood under better living and learning conditions. The new yearly support was lowered to € 420,00. Furthermore, the orphan Ha Mi Va was excluded from our program. The boy is not interested in school anymore and obviously did not show up to the appointment with our delegates (at school start on September, 2019).

Status October, 2019: +++Update+++ Concerning the orphan Đàm Thị Hương Giang, we received wonderful news on October 1st, 2019: The university exonerated her from the tuition fees for her whole studies!:) We are very happy about this humanitarian gesture!:) Our yearly financial is therefore reduced and will amount € 800,00.

Status October/November 2019: Our Team visited on October 30th, 2019 our three Orphans in Xin Cai (Vàng Mí Hong, Già Thị Chở and Vàng Mí Pó). We brought them useful goods for the new school-year 2019-2020. The children do good and they were very happy to see us again!:) A few days before, on October 27th, 2019, we met our orphan Đàm Thị Hương Giang in Hanoi. There we handed over to her the LOAN Stiftung Award for Education 2019-2020. On November 2nd, 2019 we visited our five new orphans at home (Hầu Sảo Thành, Hầu Sảo Chủ, Hầu Thị Súa, Hầu Thị Mua und Hầu Thị Vừ). We walked the long, steep and dangerous path that they use daily in order to go to the kindergarten or to school. One way takes more than 2 hours. The eldest son (Hầu Sảo Thành) carries its youngest sister daily up and down to enable her to go to the kindergarten. We brought the children i.a. warm clothes. The eldest son received from us financial help for the coming year. The teachers received the remaining scholarships for the other 4 children and will manage this money for them (for clothes, food, school materials, etc…). The children are very happy and thankful that someone is thinking of them and now taking care of them.

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Status 2018:

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Status May, 2018: Our Team visits again the district of Meo Vac in the north of Vietnam. At this occasion we go to see “our” orphans in Xin Cai. We have brought some little gifts for them. During a common lunch (organized by our Vietnamese partners) we ask them if a common picture with all of us together would make them happy. Their answer: “Yes, then we would put the picture over our bed with the feeling that we have a real family”. Now we know what we will bring to them next time…:) We keep in touch and are looking forward to see them again this Autumn!:)

Status September 2018: On September 5th, 2018 school started. While Ha Mi Va and Vang Mi Po are still going to the primary school in Xin Cai, Vang Mi Hong and Vang Mi Tua go now to high school. The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) paid as agreed and on time the scholarships for the 6 orphans. As school started, wonderful “supply packages” from the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) were handed over to them.

Status October 2018On October 6th, 2018 a two person team of the LO-ANH Foundation team (LOAN Stiftung) (Isabelle Müller and Corinna Buchholz) visited (at one’s own expense and not at the expense of the foundation) Xin Cai commune. We meet “our” 6 orphans again and spend over two hours together with them. They all grew significantly and make good progresses at school. 

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Status 2017:

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Status January, 2017: First financial support is given to the orphans. All five children are developing and integrating well in their school. A short video clip shows them in their everyday life.

In January 2017 we learned of the existence of another orphan thanks to some photos that had been taken there. His name is Vang Mi Tua; he is Vang Mi Po’s older brother. During our first on-site meetings in December 2015 and September 2016, only five children were ever mentioned. Therefore, the authorities didn’t dare to burden us with an additional child. Of course, the LO-ANH foundation (LOAN Stiftung) will also take care of Vang Mi Tua’s school education through a sponsorship. This way, the brave uncle with whom the two boys live is relieved and the children won’t have to worry. First financial aid was given to the grateful uncle for Vang Mi Tua. During our next visit in June 2017, we will sign the corresponding contract.

Status June, 2017: On June 22, 2017, after a long and quite adventurous drive, we met the 6 orphans in Sua Nhe Lu. The conditions of the road have clearly gotten worse. Heavy rains have severely damaged many roads (brave Lầu Thị Già and her brother traveled 8 hours that day to meet us!). All of the 6 orphans are looking good. They smiled at us when we met, knowing we want to help them. We brought them presents and material donations, which they very happily received.

The contract for the 6th child Vang Mi Tua was signed on-site on June 22, 2017. Starting in September 2017, his school education will also be financed by the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) until he graduates.

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 observe the development of the children to the best of our knowledge and transfer the necessary funds every year. Every quarter we will, among other things, report to the godmothers and godfathers on the wellbeing of the children and the progress of the project.

Status September, 2017: On September 16, 2017 a two person team of the LO-ANH Foundation team (LOAN Stiftung) (Isabelle Müller and Corinna Buchholz) visited (at one’s own expense and not at the expense of the foundation) Xin Cai commune. We meet “our” 6 orphans at the elementary school. Good news: the LO-ANH Foundation managed to find a sponsor who will finance the seven-year school education for Vang Mi Tua. Also the 6 children are much better than before. They make a good impression with their development. See the picture gallery below for more… 🙂

Status November, 2017: On November 25, 2017 the team of the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) (Isabelle Müller, Rebecca Müller and Stephan Müller) travelled (at one’s own expense and not at the expense of the foundation) to Xin Cai, Meo Vac district, Ha Giang province, in the north of Vietnam. First we met the two girls who are now attending a secondary school. Their teacher, Mr Hoàng Ngọc Khánh, told us that both work diligently in school. At the moment, Lầu Thị Già even is top of the class. This is an excellent achievement, especially considering all the difficulties she has otherwise! Later we met the four boys at Xin Cai elementary school. Ha Mi Va and Vang Mi Tua love drawing. Vang Mi Po and Vàng Mí Hong are still shy, but observed what was happening and gave us the beautiful drawings they made for their godmothers/godfathers with a little smile. We are very happy to see how well the children are developing! 🙂

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Status 2016:

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Status September 2016: On September 13, 2016 the LO-ANH Foundation team (LOAN Stiftung) (Isabelle Müller, Gabi Siegloch and Corinna Buchholz) visited (at one’s own expense and not at the expense of the foundation) the village of Sua Nhe Lu, municipality of Xin Cai, Ha Giang province in the north of Vietnam. We had arranged that the 5 orphan children, some of them attending elementary school in Xin Cai, would be brought there.

Every child has a moving past. To help alleviate the suffering of these children, it is now possible to make donations and accompany them on their journey through life.

Status October 2016:

1. Vàng Mí Pó (Sponsor already found)
7-year-old boy, born on May 27, 2009. Shoe size 32, clothing size M. The boy lives with his uncle in Sua Nhe Lu village. He attends 2nd grade and walks to school on foot every day (approx. 4 kilometers one way). Both parents died from an illness. Besides his uncle (and his brother Vang Mi Tua who is 2 years older) he has no one. Vàng Mí Pó wants to graduate from school and attend a vocational school later.

The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) wants to help and finance the following:

    • Food for one year, 3 meals a day, costs approx. 540.00 USD
    • Clothes for one year, costs approx. 45.00 USD
    • School supplies for one year, costs approx. 23.00 USD

Sums up to 631.00 USD (or 566.00 €).
Total costs for 10 school years: 6,310.00 USD (or 5,660.00 €)

Because we constantly evaluate the situation of the children in need, the yearly financial support for this child is reduced to € 420,00 from 2019.

 

2. Hạ Mí Và (Out of our scholarship program)

7-year-old boy, born on June 15, 2009. Shoe size 32, clothing size M. The boy lives with his cousins in Xin Chai village. He attends 2nd grade at the elementary school in Xin Cai (approx. 2 kilometers one way) and stays there over night during the week. On weekends he goes back to Xin Chai. His father died because of an illness and the mother left her child soon after. No one knows where she is. Hạ Mí Và wants to graduate from school and attend a vocational school later.

The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) wants to help and finance the following:

  • Food for one year, 3 meals a day, costs approx. 540.00 USD
  • Clothes for one year, costs approx. 45.00 USD
  • A place to sleep at school for one year, costs approx. 23.00 USD
  • School supplies for one year, costs approx. 23.00 USD

Sums up to 631.00 USD (or 566.00 €).
Total costs for 10 school years: 6,310.00 USD (or 5,660.00 €)

 

 

3. Vàng Mí Hong (Sponsor already found)
9 years old (boy), born September 10, 2007. Shoe size 34, clothing size M. The boy lives with his mother Vừ Thị Cáy and two sisters in Tia Cho village. Two elder sisters are married and don’t  live anymore at home. He attends 4th grade at Xin Cai elementary school (approx. 8 kilometers one way). He stays there over night during the week. He walks back to Tia Cho on weekends. His father died a few years ago. Vàng Mí Hong wants to graduate from school and attend a vocational school later.

The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) wants to help and finance the following:

  • Food for one year, 3 meals a day, costs approx. 540.00 USD
  • Clothes for one year, costs approx. 45.00 USD
  • A place to sleep at school for one year, costs approx. 23.00 USD
  • School supplies for one year, costs approx. 23.00 USD

Sums up to 631.00 USD (or 566.00 €).
Total costs for 8 school years: 5,048.00 USD (or 4,526.15 €)

Because we constantly evaluate the situation of the children in need, the yearly financial support for this child is reduced to € 420,00 from 2019.

 

4. Già Thị Chở (Out of our scholarship program)
10 years old (girl), born March 13, 2006. Shoe size 35, clothing size M. The girl lives with her mother in Ban Chuoi village and attends 5th grade at Xin Cai elementary school (approx. 4 kilometers one way). She stays there over night during the week and walks back to Ban Chuoi on weekends. Her father died a few years ago from an illness. Già Thị Chở wants to graduate from school and attend a vocational school later.

The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) wants to help and finance the following:

  • Food for one year, 3 meals a day, costs approx. 540.00 USD
  • Clothes for one year, costs approx. 45.00 USD
  • A place to sleep at school for one year, costs approx. 23.00 USD
  • School supplies for one year, costs approx. 23.00 USD

Sums up to 631.00 USD (or 566.00 €).
Total costs for 7 school years: 4,417.00 USD (or 3,960.40 €)

 

 

5. Lầu Thị Già (Out of our scholarship program)

10 years old (girl), born March 10, 2006. Shoe size 35, clothing size M. The girl lives with her brother in a small house in Tia Kinh village and attends 5th grade at Xin Cai elementary school (approx. 16 kilometers one way). She walks on foot every time and stays over night in Xin Cai during the week. She walks back to Tia Kinh on weekends. The father died from an illness. The mother abandoned the children to marry a Chinese man. Lầu Thị Già wants to graduate from school and attend a vocational school later.

The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) wants to help and finance the following:

  • Food for one year, 3 meals a day, costs approx. 540.00 USD
  • Clothes for one year, costs approx. 45.00 USD
  • A place to sleep at school for one year, costs approx. 23.00 USD
  • School supplies for one year, costs approx. 23.00 USD

Sums up to 631.00 USD (or 566.00 €).
Total costs for 7 school years: 4,417.00 USD (or 3,960.40 €)

The Sponsoring for Lầu Thị Già ends on June 30th, 2019

 

6. Vang Mi Tua (Out of our scholarship program)

10 years old (boy), born June 17, 2007. The boy lives with his younger brother Vang Mi Po in Sua Nhe Lu village with their uncle. He is in 5th grade and walks to school every day (approx. 4 kilometers one way). Both parents died from an illness. Besides his uncle he only has his brother Vang Mi Po.

Vàng Mí Tua wants to graduate from school and attend a vocational school later.

The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) wants to help and finance the following:

  • Food for one year, 3 meals a day, costs approx. 540.00 USD
  • Clothes for one year, costs approx. 45.00 USD
  • A place to sleep at school for one year, costs approx. 23.00 USD
  • School supplies for one year, costs approx. 23.00 USD
Sums up to 631.00 USD (or 566.00 €).
Total costs for 7 school years: 4,417.00 USD (or 3,960.40 €)

The Sponsoring for Vang My Tua ends on June 30th, 2019

 

 

Status October 12th, 2016: Overall funds needed to guarantee school education for these 5 children (7 to 10 year period): 30,919.00 USD (or 27,724.00 €) – exchange rate fluctuations possible.

Status October 14th, 2016: Good news! 5 godmothers and godfathers for our 5 orphan children have spontaneously volunteered and gotten in touch with us. Starting today, they will take care of the yearly expenses for school education until graduation. The LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) expresses its sincere thanks, also on behalf of the children!

These six children are now being supported, but we will most certainly come across more children in need along our journey. Thus, we are grateful for further financial support from you! Thank you very much!

Status December, 2016: On December 13, 2016 the LO-ANH Foundation team (LOAN Stiftung) (Isabelle, Rebecca and Stephan Müller) visited (at one’s own expense and not at the expense of the foundation) Sua Nhe Lu village and met the five orphans there. That day, the financial support for this project through the LO-ANH Foundation (LOAN Stiftung) was stipulated in a contract. Additionally, the children received small presents.