Agape Fish Fund partners with a local missionary to provide nutrition and scholarships for foster children in Vietnam.
Food and Education for Rural Children
Children who come from rural villages in Vietnam usually don’t have the opportunity to go to school if they stay in the villages. One reason is that the schools are located far away from their homes. The children would have to travel a distance to get to school, and then board nearby.
Another reason is that the impoverished parents prefer the children to help out with the farming work or to help provide family income in other ways. If the children aren’t helping with the farm work, then they run around unattended, or their parents have them go into town to sell lotto tickets, postcards, or homemade desserts to earn money. In some cases, the children might even have to beg on the streets for their family. These rural children need a way to have an education to break the poverty cycle for their family.
We partner with a missionary named Tai who serves in Lam Sam, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, and has received a certificate of theology. Lam Sam is a remote mountainous region north of Saigon, where ethnic minority tribes live.
Tai oversees a church in the remote area and also runs a foster home for rural children, so they can go to school and have an education. Tai believes that “today’s children are the church of tomorrow.”
Tai is married and has 6 children. Tai and his wife disciple the foster children and give them the opportunity to grow up in the church, which establishes a strong Christian foundation for their lives.
Our support provides nutrition and scholarships for 10 foster children so they can have better physical health and an education to break the cycle of rural poverty.
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