PVNF Smiles for Hope Volunteers in San Jose got together to celebrate a successful 2018 fundraising gala. With a great potluck and an overflow of
Volunteering in a Small Team in Quang Tri, Vietnam by Vi Lam Despite working with PVNF for the past three years, this was the first time
On March 8, 2018, I embarked on a week-long journey with the Project Vietnam Foundation (PVNF) to help provide medical care for the impoverished people of Central Vietnam. This journey not only deepened my understanding for my cultural heritage, but it also strengthened my admiration of the resilience of the Vietnamese people.
On March 2, Myhanh and I traveled to Pleiku to pick up Siu H’Le and another child to bring with us back to Saigon. Although before our trip, we made a few stops, one at the temple for the families to say their prayers and one at an orphanage to bring gifts and treats. At the orphanage I witness one of the most awful things a child with a deformity can encounter, I’ve heard stories but when you actually experience the words and see children be halted frozen saying, “what’s wrong with your face, why are you like that, will I get that if I touch you” being that the little girl is deaf or partially deaf, these words are just words, but watching the mother be strong for the daughter was incredible.
Dear Friends, 23 years ago, Project Vietnam Foundation was founded to bring much needed healthcare to the underserved regions of Vietnam. Since its inception with