During the more than 45 years since the foundation of MCNV, we have been receiving kind donations from loyal individual donors in the Netherlands to implement our programs and projects in Vietnam. Though MCNV still has about 5,500 individual donors today, this network of donors has gradually decreased over time as people grow old and pass away. One solution to compensate for the loss of individual donors is to mobilise more funds from institutional donors. Since 2010 we have also initiated activities to appeal for donations from individuals and organisations within Vietnam, through fundraising campaigns in the provinces where MCNV has programs and projects.
Since 2009 MCNV is supporting microfinance projects for women in the poorest villages in the southern coastal province of Ben Tre. With a small loan, the women can buy a cow or a pig, to increase their meager income. Since then, a lot has changed for the good; the women earn some extra money for their family, the can pay of their loans and sometimes they even manage to put aside some savings. Together the women more and more succeed in overcoming setbacks. more work for more women But even after 10 years, the work isn’t finished yet. Out of our own experience we know it takes more time to improve the livelyhood of the poorest. With our partners we plan to start new microfinance projects for women cooperations. And with your support we can help quite a lot of these production groups. So if you would you like to contribute to our projects? On behalf of country director Pham Dung, we sincerely thank you for your support... Read More ..
Both food and mental health care needed in Central Vietnam Last year we have asked you to support the people in Quang Tri province. Your reactions have been generous and you’ve made it possible to continue supporting these people. This winter we would like to introduce two new projects: increasing food security in the poorest villages and support for students with mental health problems. Local authorities have agreed to partly financing these projects but we can only start once a contribution from MCNV has been secured. With your support we can keep on supporting the people of Quang Tri in 2019!.. Read More ..
In some rural areas of Vietnam, century old traditions determine todays’ life, hardly imaginable in our rapidly evolving times. Teenage girls get pregnant at a very young age, have to marry and have to leave school immediately. The youths would like to break free from the tradition, but how? MCNV has developed a plan to help and with your support we will succeed!.. Read More ..
Documentaries to inspire poor women Together with the Vietnamese Centre for Women and Development, MCNV has started a unique two-year film project ‘Filming Development’ in which trained volunteers shoot a number of documentary films on the daily life of women in Vietnam... Read More ..
Six years ago, we managed to get a generous subsidy which enabled us to fund additional programs and staff. But last year the subsidy period ended and we did not yet succeed in finding new sources. We decided to keep the current projects in the coming months for people with mental illness, for teenage girls and for food safety, but after that we cannot keep the programs and the field office running without additional support... Read More ..
Summer campaign In the border region of Huong Hoa, there are 1900 teenagers with too little knowledge of sexual matters. Their parents also want to gain knowledge and self-confidence so that they are able to discuss delicate subjects... Read More ..