In partnership with SOMEDCO, we build sturdy houses for families living in extreme poverty in Vietnam and share the gospel with them.
We thank God for the opportunity to help the Nguyen Quoc Dat family in Vietnam build a new house, in partnership with SOMEDCO.
About the Family
The father is 33 years old and works as a hired laborer, earning about $170 USD a month. The mother is 30 years old, and she suffers from poor health, which limits her ability to work as a hired laborer. Since the mother has constantly suffered from illness, the family's financial situation is very difficult. She is currently being treated for a female disease.
The family has 3 children. The first child is 9 years old and is in fourth grade at Tan Phuc 2 Primary School. The second child is 8 years old and is in third grade at Tan Phuc 2 Primary School. The third child is 3 years old and is too young to attend school.
The family is Christian and attends the Song Dinh Church. The children love God and have strong connections with their local church.
Their Current House
The family lives in the Ham Tan District of Binh Thuan Province. They own 1000 square meters of land from parental inheritance. Their current house is 28 square meters and was built in 2000. The roof is made of cement tile, and the walls are made of old iron.
The house has been deteriorating. It leaks and is very hot. The house is cramped and narrow, and it is unable to meet the housing demands for a family of five members, especially with small children.
The parents are usually absent from home because they work for others far from home on a daily basis. Their children desperately need a safe and stable shelter before the harsh rainy season.
Their New House
It will cost approximately $2,250 USD to build a new house, and the family is contributing about $440. Thanks to the students from the Young Musician's Workshop, hosted by the Kams, we will be able to help the Nguyen Quoc Dat family get a safe new home!
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