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.
Small foresters opt for a sustainable approach In Quang Tri province, MCNV is starting a new project in which we link the living conditions of small foresters to sustainable forest management. The project is called Prosper and is aimed at guiding a group of foresters in a sustainable way of working, allowing them to sell certified acacia wood at a better price in a few years. We help a second group with the production and processing of seeds from the tung tree into certified tung oil, a type of furniture oil. The oil gets a quality mark and the farmers a fair price. We also help farmers find companies that want to buy the wood and the oil... Read More ..
The nutritional programs in Phu Yen and Savannakhet in a nutshell We help villagers grow nutrient-rich crops on a plot of land next to their home. We teach mothers how to prepare the new vegetables. The little ones every day receive a nutritious meal at school or playground and we advise on clean drinking water and hygiene. There is also extra guidance for pregnant women and newborn children. We ask your support to eradicate hunger in these villages for good, our dream! With € 25,000 we can continue this year in both countries with small but structural improvement of the livelihoods of the villagers. Thank you for your (extra) donation!.. Read More ..
disabled children welcome After MCNV’s successful contribution to the Support Centers for inclusive education of handicapped children in Dak Lak, Phu Yen and Cao Bang, we are now supervising the construction of a new center for the province of Dien Bien. This winter we ask for your support for this special project. Give these children the right education, in a nice place where they can play and learn! Our request The management of this new center in Dien Bien Phu would very much like to visit the Support Centers in Dak Lak or in Cao Bang to learn from our previous experiences and the staff members asked to continue our support. Thirdly, we would like to build safe sports fields next to the building. All in all, we still need 25,000 euros for this. It would be great if you would like to help with that! Thank you very much!.. Read More ..
Better food + less sickness = less poverty In Phu Mo, Phu Yen province and in Nong, Savannakhet province (Laos), MCNV supervises two projects to combat child malnutrition. Our approach to the problems in the isolated villages is broader than just a nutrition plan for the little ones, we also include agriculture and hygiene in and around the houses. The result: better food, fewer diseases and, in the long run, less poverty... Read More ..
Staying healthy, finishing school, finding a job. When you are 15 years old and you grow up in a remote, poor village in Central Vietnam, some basic conditions for a ‘normal’ life seem to be lacking. MCNV started a project in Huong Hoa in which we look beyond the health of teenage girls... 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... Read More ..
Half of youth in Muong Cha marries before 18 Two years ago, Vang Thi Chia, a then 15-year old girl from an ethnic minority in Dien Bien province, still went to Muong Cha High School, as did most boys and girls in her village. She fell in love with a classmate and got pregnant because she had learned nothing about safe sex. Not form her friends, nor her parents or her teachers. Her parents gave her permission to marry her boyfriend. A tough decision, because it ment she had to quit school... Read More ..
Hoa is a 9-year-old girl, living with her grandmother in a tiny urban village in a remote part of Dien Bien province. Hoa suffers from cerebral palsy. Her family is extremely poor. Her parents, farmers, can hardly manage. When Hoa was 2 years old, because of her handicap, her parents left her with her grandmother, who since then takes care of her... 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 ..
A heartfelt cry from MCNV office Central Vietnam – We will not abandon the people in Quang Tri ! From the very beginning the work of MCNV in Quang Tri Province is made possible by contributions from the donors in the Netherlands. 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... 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 ..