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Love Of Vietnam Expressed


Helping the poor and needy


(1 John 3:16-18 NKJV)  By this, we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.  But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?  My little children let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Official Newsletter of  LOVE

September 2008

Poverty line to be readjusted to match rising prices        08:51' 19/07/2008 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs has proposed the Prime Minister readjust the poverty line standard for the 2006-2010 period in accordance with the real consumer prices.

According to the proposal, a household with monthly per-capita income of 300,000 VND($18)* in rural areas and 390,000 VND($24)*  in urban areas are classified as poor households.

If the new poverty line is applied, the ratio of poor households nationwide will make up 16.5-17.5 percent or between 3.2-3.4 million households by the end of this year.

The data of the General Statistics Office showed the country’s CPI in the first half of the year rose by 20.34 percent year-on-year and the poor are the hardest hit by the price hike.

Dr. Vo Tri Thanh from the Central Institute for Economic Management said foods and foodstuff account for 43 percent of the total commodities that make up Vietnam ’s CPI, while this ratio was only between 30-35 percent in other countries. The poor spend a major portion of their income on food.

According to the poverty line issued in 2005 for the 2006-2010 period, a household with monthly per-capita income of 200,000 VND in rural areas and 260,000 VND in urban areas are recognized as poor households.
However, this poverty line is outdated due to high inflation.

The rate of poor households was 14.8 percent by the end of last year.

To narrow the gap between the rich and the poor, the ministry also proposed the Government take special measures to reduce poverty in 60 districts with the poverty rate of over 50 percent.


* Many of our “families” can only earn this much and this is the poverty line per person. A household of 5 earning 1.950.000 vnd (about $120) or less is in poverty. Above this are still considered poor and if they have more than one child in school, they are the struggling poor. Even when we are able to get their school fees reduced, they still can’t afford the extra classes needed to have a chance to pass university entrance exams.

Sponsor a child give them a chance!

Sponsors Needed

Right now, there is a needy child living in poverty who is waiting for a caring person like you. We have many children who need sponsors.

To see these children or to fill out an application go to our web site by clicking child. Without your help, many of these will not finish school. For just $25 a month you can see that the child you choose will break the cycle of poverty by getting a good education, better food, clothing, and shelter. For more information about these children or an application form, you can also contact Reggie, who lives in Danang.   

Please pray that we can find sponsors for all our children and put your prayers to work by sharing the need with your church, Sunday School Class, civic club, etc.


Share your love and faith

These children urgently need sponsors who will support a child for $25 a month or the whole family for $40 a month, and will pray for them, write and encourage them.

Preparing for the new school year.

A study desk

Waiting for uniforms, money for school fees & books

School uniform

A new bike

News shoes

School uniform

In addition, all children received 20 pencils

Thank you sponsor

More children receiving uniforms, pencils, school books, and insurance.

A New House Dedication

This 4 room house was built by the sponsor of this family

The house

The dedication

A wonderful meal

Visitors from USA

Tu-Uyen, sponsor of one of our children and Esther’s student house, Linh of Esther’s House and Tu-Uyen’s mother. On the right is also Brian, who is here short term to teach English, and Conrad, who hopes to bring his family and move here next year.

Please Sponsor me!

My name is:

Child’s Name 

Nguyen Le Duc Duy


Thanh Khe, DaNang





School Level


School achievement


Favorite Subject


Favorite Pastime

Play chess

Number of Siblings


Mother's Occupation


Father's Occupation


Family’s monthly income


Children in school


Nguyen Le Duc Duy

Total in the Home


About me: My mother began going blind soon after I was born. As her sight got weaker, my father deserted us. Now we live with my grandfather. Love has helped us for 6 years now with rice and a small scholarship, but now I am older and school cost are greater and my mother needs more help for my education and our daily life. Please help me so I can continue school and take the extra courses needed to prepare me to go to the university. Then I can get a good job and care for my mother.

Family members:

  • Nguyen Phe (1926) – grandfather

  • Nguyen Thi Hong (1968) – mother

(Ezekiel 16:49 NKJV)  "Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had

pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor

and needy.

(Psa 41:1-3 NKJV)  Blessed is he who considers the poor; The LORD will deliver him in time of

trouble. The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth;

You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies. The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of

illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please check the information by clicking on  children or contact Reggie.

God bless you for your prayers and financial support for the children!

Reggie, Chi & Hannah















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