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A Reversal of Fortune - Huyen's Story

One of our blind students Chuyen would often be accompanied by her teenage daughter Huyen. The strong bond between the pair was obvious to all.  Chuyen was a devoted mother and would beam with pride when she spoke of her daughter.  Huyen was equally devoted to her mother and would ride her motorcycle to and from the blind association with her mother seated behind her. The two of them would laugh and sing together, they were a joy to watch.

What we couldn’t see on the surface was the difficult struggle life was for them. Chuyen earned just 2 million VND per month, less than $100.00 and that was all the two of them had to survive on. Huyen was an excellent student with dreams of becoming an accountant.

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The blind leading the blind...

A number of years ago Huong was in a terrible accident that left her blind and suffering with severe burns. It was quite a long road to recovery and a huge adjustment to her new life.

With a good dose of determination and hard work she has adjusted pretty well.

Huong was not going to let this tragic incident dictate her life; she was not going to hide away. She wanted to build a life for herself and be a part of her community...

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Paying it Forward...

At ACCV we meet many people who are trapped in the poverty cycle, our mission is to help them to find their way out of it. We usually do it by providing lifesaving medication for their sick child which impacts the entire family on a number of levels. When a child is seriously ill, mum often quits her job to care for the child and family animals and other assets are sold off to find the funds for medical care, the family spirals into poverty. When we assist the family with medical care the child becomes healthy and mum can return to work, the spiral is reversed.

With others we assist them with education, many of our students are blind, others are living in dire poverty and the family cannot afford for the child to stay in school. Yen belongs to one of these families.

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Tax Deductible Kindness

Today is the last day of the financial year. 

If you would like to make an End of Financial year, Tax-Deductible Donation to change the life of a blind or seriously ill child you can DONATE HERE

100% of your donation will go directly to transform the life of a young person living in poverty. With the help and support of our sponsors, children like Phat and Nhi are going from strength to strength. 

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A stitch in time...

The last time I wrote about Sau was to let you know that we had received the donations needed to fund a sewing machine and a training course for her. She has done really well to research and find a tailor to train her up and let her bring little Nhi along with her. We are on a mission to empower her so she can make a living for herself and her little girl Nhi. 

And she is well on her way! 

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