A group of Vietnamese children proudly
wear their new winter jackets provided through our Gifts of Love & Hope
Although many parts of
Vietnam experience a tropical climate for much of the year, temperatures can
plummet in the country's mountainous northern provinces during the winter. Many
families inhabiting these regions live below the poverty line, and they often
struggle to provide their children with warm clothing. Without adequate winter
clothing, children can be at significantly higher risk of becoming ill, a
potentially life-threatening situation for families living many miles from the
nearest medical facility.
Vietnam's cold season runs
from November until April, making the harsh winters particularly hard to
endure for many families. In addition to concerns about food security in rural
areas where agriculture is the primary means of producing food, the long
winter months can place some families living in poverty under great pressure.
Many parents simply cannot afford even preventive medical treatment, so a
condition as simple as a common cold can lead to dangerous illnesses such as
hypothermia and pneumonia among children who lack warm clothing.
Thick coats, scarves, gloves and other essentials
are a luxury for Vietnamese children. That's why ChildFund provides warm
clothing to children in need across northern Vietnam during the winter as part
of our Gifts of Love & Hope catalog.
For a donation of
just $71, you can provide a
child with the clothing he or she needs to stay warm during the difficult
Vietnamese winter. Every family's needs are different, which is why ChildFund
will use your donation to provide whatever winter clothing each individual
child needs, whether it be a warm set of gloves, a winter coat or a woolen
Another way you can make a lasting
difference in the life of a child in Vietnam is by becoming
a child sponsor. For just $28 per month, you can help ChildFund ensure
that a vulnerable child in Vietnam has access to nutritious food, education
and the health care he or she needs to survive. Child sponsorship can be
incredibly rewarding, as you'll receive letters from the child you sponsor,
which show you how your generosity and support is making a difference.