SMS campaign support the poor and ethnic minority groups

A text-message campaign will be activated from October 15th to November 30th in order to raise fund for the poor, especially those from extremely difficult areas and ethnic minority groups across the country.

(VNF) - A text-message campaign will be activated from October 15th to November 30th in order to raise fund for the poor, especially those from extremely difficult areas and ethnic minority groups across the country.

SMS campaign support the poor and ethnic minority groups

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Donors can make donations by sending a text message “VNN” to the number 1409. Each message will contribute VND 15,000 (USD 0.6) to the poor, contributing to the sustainable poverty reduction in the country.

This is a collaborated campaign between the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee.

The campaign is part of activities to respond to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the National Day for the Poor (October 17th).

Throughout the country, the campaign seeks to mobilize numerous organizations, agencies, inpiduals, enterprises, private sectors, etc. to assist the poor. Moreover, the campaign will contribute to raise awareness of the issues of hunger and poverty to the population in the country.

All information is available at website 1400.vn or through telephone centre 19001530.

According to multidimensional poverty line of Vietnam in the 2016-2020 periods, Vietnam has more than 2.33 million poor households, accounting for 9.88 per cent of total households nationwide, along with 1.23 million others close to the line.

A number of policies have been designed to mobilize resources to help the poor get rid of poverty, including a national target program of sustainable poverty reduction for the 2016-2020 periods that was approved by the Prime Minister in early September 2016./.

Compiled by VNF

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