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Using 'leaves' for payment instead of cash

Using money to buy, sell and trade goods is normal, but in Vietnam, there are markets where people pay in plant leaves instead.

Young man has start-up creating improved wheelchairs for disabled people

Stemming from love for his paralysed father and other disabled people, Lê Văn Hóa successfully started a business by creating improved wheelchairs.

Tuan runs to raise funds for classrooms

By running 21km every day for 365 days, Dao Ba Tuan not only overcame a huge challenge but also set a record in Vietnam.

Renowned Korean singer donates money to mangrove forest development in Vietnam

Singer Jisoo of Blackpink has recently donated all of the profits she has earned from her YouTube channel to charity organisation Save the Children that will use the money to develop mangrove forests in the Vietnamese southernmost province of Ca Mau.

Practise sports and support people in need through Million Steps of Kindness

A charity campaign entitled Million Steps of Kindness has been launched to call people to practise sports and raise funds for the Vietnam Red Cross.

HCM City to give donated áo dài to disadvantaged female workers

The HCM City Public Employees’ Trade Union has launched a programme to offer free áo dài (Vietnamese traditional dress) to disadvantaged workers on the occasion of International Women’s Day (March 8).

Australian, Irish expats finish 2,000km journey to support needy children

Through torrential rain and 40°C heat, up vertiginous mountain climbs and stunning coastal roads, Australian teacher Jake Norris and his Irish mate Sean Down have endured a three-month test of endurance to bring about a better future for VN children.

Engineer spends 10 years building schools in mountainous areas

Nguyen Binh Nam and his colleagues have built schools in some of the most difficult regions of Quang Nam, Quang Bình, Quang Ngai and Kon Tum provinces.

Japanese volunteer reserves love for kids with disabilities in Hue

Having worked at a school for disabled children in Yamanashi, Japan, Sai Koshikawa began a new adventure as a volunteer with the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA), working in Vietnam, a country she had not yet known.

"Godmothers" in Ha Tinh help children overcome difficulties

For over two years, the Godmother's Assistance programme, implemented by the Ha Tih Women's Union, has been a source of encouragement in the lives of hundreds of children facing particularly difficult circumstances.

Zero-VND minimarts bring warm Tet to disadvantaged people

Some 15,000 disadvantaged households are expected to benefit from a programme called “Zero-VND minimart - Tet (Lunar New Year) 2024” being held in HCM City until January 27.

Two foreign teachers walk 2,000km to raise money for disadvantaged children

The 2000-kilometre-walking-journey of two foreign teachers is not for recognition, but rather to raise awareness and support for charities working to end human trafficking and transform the lives of deprived children in Việt Nam.

Korean doctors give free health check, medical equipment to Quang Ngai locals

An annual programme to provide free medical examination, consultation, and medicine to people in the central province of Quang Ngai was kicked off on January 15.

HCM City shop offers free clothes for low-income people

A shop in HCM City's Binh Thanh District is offering free clothes and accessories for low-income people.

Young cancer patient offers free beauty services for other patients

Many cancer patients do not want go out after undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. However, their real beauty lies in their resistance to struggle against disease.

Seriously injured gymnast needs strong support

The Vietnam Gymnastics Federation is calling for donations to help a teenage athlete who was seriously injured in training.

Australian, Irish teachers trek across Vietnam for charity

Two school teachers from Australia and Ireland are embarking on a trailblazing trek to support two charities aimed at ending human trafficking and transforming the lives of deprived children in Vietnam, according to the Australian Embassy in Hanoi.

Facing the World’s programme transforms lives in VN

Facing the World is facilitating partnerships between British surgeons and local Vietnamese doctors to share expertise and transform the lives of patients in need.

Godmother programme supports orphans with love

The Godmother Programme launched by the VN Women's Union has received high appreciation from the people, attracting attention from organisations and individuals willing to support it for humanitarian purposes.

Business model brings happiness to autistic people

This unique establishment, endearingly named "a happy enterprise," boasts employees in its supermarket, restaurant, and bookstore who are all autistic.