(VOV) – Since its establishment in July 2011, the Heart For Homeland fund has raised nearly VND2 billion to build houses and provide assistance for hundreds of disadvantaged people at home.
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The figure was released at the second congress of the fund held in Leipzig, Germany, on October 27 to review its operation in the previous term and devise measures for the next term.
The fund’s president Tran Hoang Hai reported during the previous term the fund has presented 62 scholarships worth EUR120 each, supported 36 disadvantaged people and built a compassionate house for the poor in Tranh Xuyen Commune, Dong Tam village, Ninh Giang district, Hai Duong province.
This is the fourth house of its kind the fund has built for needy people in Vietnam.
Heart For Homeland members have launched community initiatives and fund-raising campaigns amongst Vietnamese nationals in Germany to support their disadvantaged compatriots in the fatherland.
Participants at the congress proposed ideas to raise the fund’ performance efficiency and elected a new executive board presided over by Tran Hoang Hai.
The fund, available at www.dvmk.org is a charitable non-governmental organisation (NGO) which operates on financial support from benefactors and readers of Weekly Bulletin – a paper for Vietnamese nationals in Germany.
In July 2011, it was recognised as legal charitable fund by the local administration.