Quang Tri’s women raise funds for the poor from scrap collection

More than 2,100 women in the central province of Quang Tri have teamed up to collect scrap metal and plastic to raise funds for disadvantaged women and children.

Quang Tri’s women raise funds for the poor from scrap collection
Women in Quang Tri Province collect scraps from local households and sell them to raise funds for people living in disadvantaged circumstances. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Thuy

At the end of each month, members of the Women's Union in Dong Luong Ward, Dong Ha City collect scrap from each and every family and bring it to the community house.

Every three months, they sell the scrap and buy presents for disadvantaged people.

Since the movement was launched in 2017, the campaign has spread to many areas in the province.

Now there are 34 clubs with 2,147 members.

Classifying the haul, Nguyen Thi Dung, 55, told Vietnam News Agency that some of the scrap came from weddings and parties, while the rest was retrieved from public bins.

These clubs have also come up with other ways to raise funds.

“We offer to clean up after weddings for VND200,000 (US$8.7). Scrap such as bottles and cans left after the events are collected and sold.

“On average, we can sell the scrap collected from each wedding for VND350,000 ($15). The club also calls for help from local food stalls and restaurants to donate recyclable waste,” said Duong Thi Thuy Kieu, head of the Women's Union in Residential Area No 1.

 

"We don't raise much but it makes a big difference to disadvantaged women," she said.

Each year, the club buys two health insurance cards worth more than VND1.6 million ($69) and more than 20 gifts worth between VND200,000 and VND300,000 for sick women, children and the elderly.

Vo Thi Nhan, 64, suffers from heart disease, but receives gifts from the union every year.

"This is the motivation my children and I need to sort through waste and collect scrap to protect the environment and help disadvantaged people," she said.

The clubs run by women in Quang Tri deposit the money they make from selling scrap in banks and present savings books for disadvantaged people.

Over the past three years, they have also built toilets, served hundreds of rice and porridge meals for free at hospitals, and given presents to excellent students hailing from poor families.

Nguyen Thi Que Phuong, vice chairwoman of Quang Tri Province’s Women's Union, said the clubs plan to expand their work and build 900 toilets for poor women as well as assist 900 female members living in disadvantaged circumstances. — VNS

Selling scrap to build schools

Selling scrap to build schools

You want to build a school? Of course you need to think about money, and a lot of it! One young man has successfully built schools for poor ethnic minorities in remote areas raising funds from a very simple source.

Elderly woman shows trash can mean cash

Elderly woman shows trash can mean cash

She may be 87 years old, but Bui Thi Thinh is showing no signs of slowing down.

 
 

Other News

.
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JULY 16
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JULY 16
SOCIETYicon  16/07/2021 

Quarantine time for COVID-19 F1 cases down to 14 days

COVID-19: 1,438 new cases raise national count to 42,288
COVID-19: 1,438 new cases raise national count to 42,288
SOCIETYicon  16/07/2021 

Vietnam logged in 1,438 new cases of COVID-19, all local infections from 7:30pm on July 15 to 6am on July 16, pushing the national count to 42,288, according to the Ministry of Health.

Mobile supermarkets in HCM City amid social distancing
Mobile supermarkets in HCM City amid social distancing
SOCIETYicon  15/07/2021 

Mobile sales have been launched in HCM City, which has remained Vietnam’s largest Covid-19 epicentre.

Health Ministry confirms 805 new COVID-19 cases on July 15 morning
Health Ministry confirms 805 new COVID-19 cases on July 15 morning
SOCIETYicon  15/07/2021 

Additional 805 COVID-19 infections were reported on July 15 morning, including four imported cases, according to the Ministry of Health.

HCM City authorities refute rumours complete lockdown imminent
HCM City authorities refute rumours complete lockdown imminent
SOCIETYicon  14/07/2021 

HCM City authorities officially refuted rumours, on Wednesday, that a complete citywide lockdown would be imposed.

Noodle soup shop owner makes deliveries on hoverboard
Noodle soup shop owner makes deliveries on hoverboard
SOCIETYicon  15/07/2021 

Keeping customers happy so they come back for more is essential to every service business.

Vietnam determined to remove EC’s yellow card fishing warning by 2022
Vietnam determined to remove EC’s yellow card fishing warning by 2022
SOCIETYicon  14/07/2021 

Vietnam is determined to gradually reduce the number of fishing vessels violating regulations on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in order to have the ‘yellow card’ issued by the European Commission (EC) removed by 2022.

Covid-19 fatality rate in Vietnam lower than rest of world
Covid-19 fatality rate in Vietnam lower than rest of world
FEATUREicon  15/07/2021 

Vietnam as of July 10 had reported 26,608 Covid-19 infection cases and 110 deaths.

Health ministry releases Pfizer allocation plan, suggests vaccine mixing
Health ministry releases Pfizer allocation plan, suggests vaccine mixing
SOCIETYicon  14/07/2021 

Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong has just signed a decision on the allocation plan of 746,460 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to provinces, cities and hospitals across the country.

Quarantine for foreign arrivals and direct contacts of COVID-19 cases down to 14 days: Health ministry
Quarantine for foreign arrivals and direct contacts of COVID-19 cases down to 14 days: Health ministry
SOCIETYicon  14/07/2021 

The health ministry on Wednesday issued updated guidelines on the mandatory quarantine period and details of a pilot home quarantine scheme for people who came into direct contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JULY 15
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JULY 15
SOCIETYicon  15/07/2021 

Vietnam reports 1,922 new COVID-19 cases on July 15 evening

Vietnam now has sufficient resources for mass COVID-19 vaccination
Vietnam now has sufficient resources for mass COVID-19 vaccination
SOCIETYicon  14/07/2021 

Vietnam has gained sufficient resources for purchasing 150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine and conduct vaccination for the entire people, according to President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Do Van Chien.

Number of cases rises due to extensive testing in HCM City’s high-risk areas
Number of cases rises due to extensive testing in HCM City’s high-risk areas
SOCIETYicon  14/07/2021 

The number of COVID-19 cases in HCM City is expected to continue to rise due to extensive testing in high-risk areas such as export processing zones, industrial parks, hi-tech zones and rented apartments.

Hanoians adapt to disruptions caused by COVID-19
Hanoians adapt to disruptions caused by COVID-19
SOCIETYicon  14/07/2021 

As Hanoi started to impose stricter social distancing measures yesterday, locals say they are getting used to and learning to adapt to disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Images of famous places in HCM City during social distancing
Images of famous places in HCM City during social distancing
SOCIETYicon  14/07/2021 

Photos of a quiet Saigon during the days of social distancing were captured by journalist Gian Thanh Son.

Five more COVID-19-related deaths announced
Five more COVID-19-related deaths announced
SOCIETYicon  13/07/2021 

The National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control’s Treatment Sub-Committee on July 13 announced five more deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of fatalities to 130.

Employees of foreign NGOs in Vietnam vaccinated against COVID-19
Employees of foreign NGOs in Vietnam vaccinated against COVID-19
SOCIETYicon  14/07/2021 

More than 1,000 employees of foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Hanoi, including over 100 foreigners, received COVID-19 vaccine shots on July 13.

How to register for your COVID-19 vaccine for Vietnamese and foreigners
How to register for your COVID-19 vaccine for Vietnamese and foreigners
SOCIETYicon  14/07/2021 

Vietnamese nationals and foreigners can now register online for COVID-19 vaccines, according to Nguyen Truong Nam, Deputy Head of the Information Technology Department of the Ministry of Health.

Mobile apps help city to fight Covid-19
Mobile apps help city to fight Covid-19
SOCIETYicon  14/07/2021 

Due to the complexity of the latest Covid-19 outbreak in HCM City, residents have been asked to download and install the apps named ‘Y Tế HCM’ and ‘Tổng đài 1022’ on their iOS or Android devices for ease of health declaration and information updates.

HCM City prepares for new life after social distancing
HCM City prepares for new life after social distancing
FEATUREicon  13/07/2021 

From July 9, Ho Chi Minh City entered 15 days of social distancing under Directive 16 of the Prime Minister. This is a valuable time for Vietnam’s largest metropolis to find new strategies to 'live together' with the Covid-19 epidemic.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN