Orphans of Tu Bong need our help

$33,378 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 195 people in 25 months
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Tuong Lai Foundation

I am a 53 year old Australian who has been living in Vietnam for two years. Through my business in Vietnam we do charity each month with a particular focus on feeding orphans.

Tinh Xa Ngoc Van is a Vietnamese Budhist temple that has built an amazing orphanage for 200 children at Tu Bong. It has recently opened but needs funding to take care of the children. There is a vision of education (particularly English) for the future and for the local children but at the moment they desperately need formula, nappies and mainly carers for the babies.

I have decided to come and live in the orphanage to help with the babies and to start teaching English to the monks and local children. Now they really need assistance, they are not getting a lot of funding and are struggling.

They have nine babies at the moment. They just received two more last week. They range in age from 14 days old to 17 months old. They also have two four year old children and a 10 year old boy.

Tai, Trung and Duc are the youngest babies. Tài, Trung và Đức là những em bé nhỏ nhất ở đây.

Duc has just turned one month old and Tai is two weeks old.
Đức vừa tròn một tháng tuổi và Tài được hai tuần tuổi.

Nghia and Trung are four month old twins who were one day old when left at the temple.
Nghĩa và Trung cặp sinh đôi được đưa vào chùa khi chỉ mới một ngày tuổi nay đã được bốn tháng.

Hien is five months old.
Hiền năm tháng tuổi.

Hau is seven months old.

Hieu is the only girl and is eight months old. She has just had the first operation in the series to close her cleft palate.
Hiếu tám tháng tuổi và là bé gái duy nhất vừa được phẩu thuật hàm ếch.

Phuc is seventeen months old and has mental and physical disabilities. He is unable to crawl and lift his head.
Phúc được tám tháng tuổi bị khuyết tật bẩm sinh, Phúc không thể tự bò và ngẩng đầu lên được.

We need to raise funds so they can take care of the children. The carers that they have are a wonderful group of ladies who smile and laugh and love the babies. They have a genuine love for their job.

What your money will buy:

3 000 000 VND ($185 Aus) wages for one carer a month

1 188 000 VND ($74 Aus) formula for baby aged under one month for a month

737 500 VND ($46 Aus) formula for a baby aged 6 - 12 months for a month

470 000 VND ($29 Aus) formula for a baby aged 12 plus months for a month

 There is a cost involved in having a go fund me page with a little under 10% of your donation going to go fund me.

We really need your help.

I will be updating pictures and stories as I go.

Thank you all in advance for your help.

Xin chào!
Tôi năm nay 53 tuổi, tôi đến từ Úc và đã sống ở Việt Nam được 2 năm. Xuyên suốt quá trình kinh doanh ở Việt Nam mỗi tháng hai vợ chồng tôi đều làm từ thiện thông qua việc hỗ trợ cho trẻ mồ côi. 
Tịnh xá Ngọc Vạn, ngôi chùa Việt Nam đã xây dựng trại trẻ mồ côi có sức chứa 200 trẻ tại thị trấnTu Bông. Hiện tại chùa đã hoạt động nhưng cần sự hỗ trợ để có thể chăm sóc tốt hơn cho những đứa trẻ. Tôi quyết định đến và sống tại đây để giúp đỡ trẻ sơ sinh, dạy tiếng anh cho sư thầy và trẻ em tại địa phương. Và bây giờ chùa rất cần sự giúp đỡ, các trẻ mồ côi, khuyết tật ở chùa
vẫn chưa nhận được sự hỗ trợ nên thực sự rất khó khăn. 

Chúng tôi cần nhiều hơn những tấm lòng hảo tâm để chúng tôi có thể chăm sóc các em bé tốt hơn.

Những người chăm sóc là một nhóm những người
phụ nữ tuyệt vời cô luôn mỉm cười và yêu thương với
các em. Các cô có tình yêu chân thành với công việc này.

Số tiền từ lòng hảo tâm của quý ông (bà), anh (chị), em sẽ được dùng cho:
3 000 000 VND ($185 Aus) tiền lương mỗi tháng cho người chăm sóc.

1 188 000 VND ($74 Aus) vật phẩm cần thiết cho những đứa bé dưới một tháng tuổi mỗi tháng.

737 500 VND ($46 Aus) vật phẩm cần thiết cho trẻ từ 6-12 tháng tuổi mỗi tháng. 

470 000 VND ($ 29 Aus) vật phẩm cần thiết cho trẻ trên 12 tháng tuổi mỗi tháng. 

Số tiền mà tôi nhận được từ quý ông (bà), anh (chị), em
thông qua trang web này sẽ phải trừ đi 10% phí quản trị website, nơi tôi đang cập nhật tin tức từng ngày.

Chúng tôi thật sự rất cần sự giúp đỡ của bạn.

Tôi sẽ cập nhật sớm những câu chuyện và hình ảnh khi tôi ở đây.

Cám ơn sự giúp đỡ của tất cả mọi người.
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Juanita, Raffa, Raffa’s friend, Peter and I went up to the orphanage today. Peter is the father of one of my friends, he has been to the ophanage before when he was here on his last vacation and this time while he is here he wanted to come up to see how the children are doing and how much they have grown.

The children were very happy to see us, some of the children who have been sick are now much better, they went out side playing with puzzles, riding bikes and of course playing in the sand after we took them for a big walk.

Thanh went to Nha Trang to the children’s hospital yesterday with Thuy and got some more antibiotics and ended up with an adhesive bandage to keep her ankle straight. She seems so sad unable to play with the other children, I hope she will get better soon.

Raffa had some of the children playing in the sand pit making sand castles when the other children went to sleep. They had a great time.

Thank you very much for coming up with us Raffa, Raffa’s friend, Peter and Juanita. It was a great day!
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On Friday Juanita, Janny and myself went to the orphanage for a visit. It was hot so we got most of the children into the pools before lunch. We all ended up very wet with lots of laughter and splashing. We got out a water toy that Juanita had bought back from Australia and we were shooting water into the air much to the delight of the children.

Most of the children are recovering from their colds with just a few runny noses and a few temperatures.

Thanh still is having problems with her foot. She can stand but not walk. I took her outside which she loved but she so wanted to run around with the other children. We were singing “Old McDonald” and Đức was trying to copy what I was singing. Hau and Hien can sing e,i,e,i,o in the right places and Tai is getting there as well.

Thank you very much Juanita and Janny for coming up with me it was a great day.
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Expenses for the month of June 2018

The weather in Tu Bong Orphanage is very hot at the moment. Unfortunally, the children are all sick they have temperatures, runny noses and are coughing badly but they are recovering and will get better soon.

The younger children are growing very quick, they are all crawling and playing well.

Thuy took Thanh to Sai Gon hospital last week, the doctor said Thanh has an infection inside her ankle, Thanh went back to the orphanage after 2 days with antibotics and has to go back to check again 2 weeks later to make sure she is okay.

The extension is going slowly, the main builder is sick and he had to go to Sai Gon for a week so no one was able to work while he was away. So they haven’t done the floor or the roof yet but the iron for the roof is siting there so I think they will be back to work again soon.

Ronnie who is from “Artists for Orphans” generously gave us some money to buy 2 big wardrobes so we can put all linen away safely from the children. Ronnie also donated the other half of the cost to finish the extension. The first half of the cost of the extension was donated by “Rotary Club of Thurangowa”.

Between these two very generous groups of people hopefully we will soon have a large safe place for the older children to play in.

Expenses for the month are:
Formula step 1 : (7 x 300) = 2,100,000 vnd
Formula step 2 : (12 x 290) =3,480,000 vnd
Formula step 3 : (15 x 230) = 3,450,000 vnd
Grow Plus fresh milk for Phuc : (1x330)= 330,000 vnd
Grow Plus formula for Phuc : (1x330) = 360,000 vnd
Fresh milk : (2x330) = 660,000 vnd
Salary for assistant : 4,500,000 vnd/month
Wages for carers : (3 x 3,000)= 9,000,000 vnd
Wardrobe : (2X7,000,000) = 14,000,000 vnd
Total : 37,880,000 VND
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On Wednesday Juanita, Janny and I went to the orphanage. Unfortunately about half of the children had high fevers and were sick so we played with whoever was well.

The children were putting on their shoes so obviously we had to go walking and while we were out walking we found some rubbish, we found a bag and started to show them how to collect the rubbish and put it in the bag. They were amazing Hieu and Tai took the bag around and all the others collected rubbish and put it in the bag, soon the bag was full and they knew to take it to the rubbish bin and put it in there. I was so proud of them.

After returning from our walk we were so sweaty and hot so we got out the tubs to cool everyone down. They were laughing and playing and having a great time.
They all went to sleep very quickly hopefully they will get better soon.
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Barb Garrett
3 months ago

Great Job on Phuc's splints !!!

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$33,378 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 195 people in 25 months
Created May 31, 2016
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Mal and Kate Angel
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Joshep Ho
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Sadie Burt
1 month ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you very much Sadie Burt and the Woopi Singers. I’m sorry we didn’t get to meet and visit the orphanage while you were here BUT next time you come back we will do it for sure :) Thank you all very much for your lovely donation

Riley Arslan
2 months ago

Happy 8th Birthday to my Grandson Riley. A little cash for you on your birthday and a donation to the children at Tu Bong.

Owen Grugan
2 months ago

It's Owen's 1st birthday and he wants for nothing so Nanny Raine is gifting him this donation to the babies at Tu Bong.

Kate Buckingham
2 months ago

For your ongoing great work with the kids and the little community there. xo

Barb Masterton
2 months ago

Hope this helps support you with the great care you are giving these children.

Bec and friend
3 months ago (Offline Donation)
Zoe and Daniel
3 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you very much

Barb Garrett
3 months ago

Great Job on Phuc's splints !!!

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