Success stories
“I had never played any sport before. Playing rugby made me realise that I have special running skills, which is amazing! I am the fastest runner,” says thirteen-year-old Oanh, a sponsored child and a passionate member of ChildFund’s Pass It Back program in Vietnam.
In many remote parts of Vietnam, small scale construction to improve the lives of people in villages is difficult; as constrained budgets only allow governments to prioritise the completion of one or two large scale developments, in each province, every year.
Twenty-eight-year-old Quan is from Bac Kan Province and has a secure, well-paying job as a welder in a factory. However, finding decent work has not always been easy for Quan, and many young people from his community.
By Manasi Kogekar, Program Development Officer, ChildFund Australia – with reporting from ChildFund Vietnam
Thao has been a member of the Ky Son village credit and savings scheme in Hoa Binh province since 2006. Annually, around 1,700 families participate in both the savings and credit models. Over the years, this ChildFund-supported initiative has been vital in enabling local families to expand their farming production, as well as develop small businesses.