Farmer Association supports VND1.2 bil to poor farmers

The Ho Chi Minh City Farmer Association, the city’s Television and the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development in the South have presented 1,500 gifts to poor farmers and families whose economic condition is close to poverty line in 10 districts. Gifts are totally worth VND750 million (US$ 33,786).

Additionally, the unions encouraged benefactors to give 1,000 gifts totally worth VND500 million (US$ 22,524) for low-income farmer families. This is part of the program “ Tet lam dieu hay – Xuan Binh Than” ( Doing good deed on Tet holidays) organized by the city Farmer Association and the Television to take care of poor farmers on Tet holidays (Lunar New Year).

Before, the Farmer Association gave 50 charity houses to poor families in suburban districts totally worth VND2.2 billion (US$99,108) supported by Vietcombank.

By Dang Cong – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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