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Children, elderly donate to Covid-19 vaccine fund

Malie Nguyen Malie Nguyen

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June 20, 2021 | 06:10

Vietnam’s Covid-19 vaccine fund has received donations from people of all ages and classes, including children and the elderly

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Five-year-old girl donates VND 100 million

Children, elderly donate to  Covid-19 vaccine fund

Minh Anh supports Nghe An’s Covid-19 prevention and control work with VND 100 million.

Leaders of Vietnam Fatherland Front of Vinh City, Nghe An province on June 18 said that it received the donation of VND 100 million (US$ 4,330) from Nguyen Tran Minh Anh, 5, to support the province’s Covid-19 prevention and control work.

Minh Anh lives with her parents in Ho Chi Minh City.

This summer vacation, Minh Anh came back to Nghe An to visit her grandparents. Wanting to make contributions to the province efforts’ in preventing and controlling Covid-19, she spent all her savings collected in the past two years to assist the hometown.

“We are really touched at the noble gesture of Minh Anh and her family,” a leader of Vietnam Fatherland Front of Vinh city said.

Vinh city has applied social distancing measures since Wednesday and raised them to a stricter level on Friday after more infections were added.

In the latest coronavirus outbreak, Nghe An has reported 21 community transmissions.

Girl smashes piggy bank to donate to Covid-19 prevention and control work

Children, elderly donate to  Covid-19 vaccine fund
Photo: Thanh Nien

On June 3, Nguyen Ngoc Minh, a student at Marie Curie Primary School (Hanoi) and her mother brought a piggy bank to the headquarters of Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee to contribute to the Covid-19 prevention and control work.

“When hearing my daughter talking about the donation, I asked her whether she regretted it or not because it was her savings for many years. But she said no,” Pham Thi Huong, 48, Minh’s mother said.

Children, elderly donate to  Covid-19 vaccine fund
Minh smashes piggy bank to donate Covid-19 prevention and control work. Photo: Thanh Nien

After smashing the piggy bank, Ngoc Minh collected a total of VND 33.6 million and presented it to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee. She hoped that her donation would help the country to soon curb the pandemic.

Minh’s mother said that Minh had actively participated in charity activities at her school.

Iced tea seller gives VND 20 million

Children, elderly donate to  Covid-19 vaccine fund

Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ninh Binh province receives aid from Le Van Huynh. Photo: Zing News.

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ninh Binh province has received aid of VND 20 million from Le Van Huynh, 50, an iced tea seller on Nguyen Cong Tru street, Bich Dao ward, Ninh Binh city.

Huynh said the sum was his savings for old age.

“I just want to make a small contribution to the country’s Covid-19 prevention and control. I hope that life will soon return to normal,” he said.

He added that last year, his household was eligible to receive assistance from the government for those affected by Covid-19, but he ceded it to other households with more difficult circumstances.

Since May 27, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ninh Binh province has received a total of VND 40 billion from more than 100 organizations and individuals to support Covid-19 prevention and control work.

Three siblings sell mangos to contribute to vaccine fund

Children, elderly donate to  Covid-19 vaccine fund
Photo: Zing News

Learning of the government’s call for contributing to the Covid-19 vaccine fund, Pham Gia Duc Minh, 17, in Ho Chi Minh City discussed making a donation with his parents and two youngster sisters.

Minh’s family then decided to pick mangos at their garden to sell to support the fund.

Children, elderly donate to  Covid-19 vaccine fund

Minh and two of his younger sisters pick and sell mangos to support the Covid-19 vaccine fund. Photo: Zing News

Minh posted on Facebook to appeal to relatives and friends to buy mangos. After only one afternoon, all mangos were sold out. Minh collected VND 1.6 million. Apart from this sum, he received another VND 1.5 from his relatives. A total of 3.1 million was sent to the Covid-19 vaccine fund.

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Malie Nguyen