New campaign launched for nation’s poor

The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee has launched a new fundraising drive for the poor, starting from October 17.

The campaign is scheduled to last until the end of this year and aims to raise money for poor families who have had their lives disrupted by destructive storms in the country this year, according to Vice President of the VFF Central Committee Ha Thi Lien.

Their last “Fund for the Poor” campaign, which ran from January to September at both grassroots and central levels, collected a total of more than 606 billion VND (28.4 million USD) while over 7.3 trillion VND has been mobilised for social welfare programmes.

The donations were used to help poor households build and upgrade their houses and assist them in production, with successful results.

VNA

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