Colorful hoodies adorned children's winter days

Over 2000 children in poor communes of Kim Boi district, the new project area of ChildFund Vietnam received fleece hoodies as their New Year gifts in January 2015.
 

Children receiving ChildFund’s supported new clothes on January 12, 2015.

11-year-old Bui Phuong Thao struggled to express her excitement in words: “This is my first hoodie ever! Normally, I have just two times per year of receiving new clothes in summer and winter when my parents have good crops. In bad harvests, my parents can’t afford stuff like new clothes or school bags or toys for me”.

“I love to wear this orange!” excitedly Thao holding on tight to her gift

 “Now that I’ve got this hoodie, my mom and my dad won’t have to worry about getting me clothes.
I wouldn’t feel scared of the strong cold winter wind when I go to school.”

In Kim Boi the average family income per capita was approximately 300 USD, primarily from rice and maize farming.  More than 90% of the local population is from the Muong ethnic group and the rate of poor households is 31.2%, much higher than the provincial average (17%) and national average (13%). Due to difficult economic conditions of many families, children often lack basic items such as clothes or books for their daily activities. ChildFund Vietnam is happy to provide children with these small but important items that help their daily life, while also continuing to implement long-term community development activities with their community.

Local volunteers preparing warm hoodies for distribution


Colorful hoodies lighting up children’s winter days

Children playing sport in their new hoodies

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thai Ha, Sponsor Relations Manager of ChildFund Vietnam has shared: "Through this activity, we want to share the life burden of families living in difficulty in our project areas. With our gift, we hope the children will stay healthy while going to school or doing daily activities, so that they can develop their full potentials both physically and mentally."


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