12/01/2018 14:48 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Dak Nong’s VFF chapter offers care to the poor, ethnic groups

The Central Highlands Dak Nong provincial chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) will provide further care for the poor and ethnic minority groups in disadvantaged and border areas this year, said its Chairman Dieu Xuan Hung.

Hung said the chapter will urge businesses, agencies and philanthropists in and outside the locality to raise fund for the poor as well as promptly disburse funding for the construction of houses for the poor.

It will also partner with its member units and Vietnam Bank for Social Policies to offer preferential loans and farming techniques to the poor and ethnic minority groups for agricultural and rural development.

As part of efforts with the Vietnam Red Cross Society and medical staff, free health check-ups and medicines will be given to ethnic minorities living in remote and mountainous areas.

In 2017, over 16,000 gifts worth upwards 7 billion VND (280,000 USD) were handed over to policy beneficiaries, the poor and ethnic groups. Up to 128 houses valued at nearly 6 billion VND funded by philanthropists were built.

More than 1,900 people joined the voluntary blood donation campaign. Free health check-ups and medicines were given to the poor and Agent Orange victims in the locality.