Supporting Sea Border Villagers with "Zero VND Store"
Lai Hoa Border Guard Station, Soc Trang Provincial Border Guard currently manages the areas of Lai Hoa and Vinh Tan communes in Vinh Chau town. The proportion of Khmer ethnic households in these two localities accounts for over 70% of the population. However, the economic conditions still face many difficulties.
Implementing the motto "say and do what people want and need," Lai Hoa Border Guard Station has deployed the "Zero VND Store for the Impoverished" model to support disadvantaged households in these two localities.
Major Nguyen Hoang De - Party Committee Secretary, Political Commissar of Lai Hoa Border Guard Station, Soc Tran Provincial Border Guard - shared that the "Zero VND Store for the Impoverished" was created based on the actual situation. The unit is determined to help families by providing them with essential food gifts.
|The "Zero VND Store for the Impoverished" model was recently implemented by Lai Hoa Border Guard Station (Soc Trang Provincial Border Guard) at the areas of Lai Hoa and Vinh Tan communes in Vinh Chau town.
"This will be a support point, giving necessities to people on a monthly basis. In particular, essential necessities such as rice are donated by the Commander of the Border Guard Station. As for other necessities, such as fish, vegetables, and fruits will be produced by the units," Major Nguyen Hoang De emphasized.
The store gives vouchers for villagers so they can visit and receive necessities. Thach Thi Luo (Prey Chop hamlet, Lai Hoa commune, Vinh Chau town, Soc Trang province) said that her house is far from the center of the town so traveling is difficult.
"I raise 4 grandchildren alone. Every day, I have to work as a hired laborer to earn money to buy rice. Now that the Border Guards come to my house to give out vouchers to the Zero VND store to receive necessities, I am very happy. I thank the staff at the Border Guard station for building a practical model to help people in difficulty," said Thach Thi Luoi.
For households with lonely elderly people who could not come to receive gifts, the unit's officers and soldiers directly went to their homes to visit. For example, Lam Thi Loi's household (Xung Thum hamlet, Lai Hoa commune, Vinh Chau town) belongs to a poor family, both grandparents are over 70 years old. Loi's husband is seriously ill, the family has no productive land and their children all work far away.
Officers and soldiers of Lai Hoa Border Guard station came to their house to present Loi and her husband gifts. Lai Hoa Border Guard station also gives them monthly support of VND 300,000 and necessities.
Ly Phuong - Head of the People's Committee of Prey Chop hamlet, Lai Hoa commune, Vinh Chau town, Soc Trang province - praised the meaningful model deployed by Lai Hoa Border Guard station, especially towards the Khmer ethnic households with elders.
He stressed that the model warmed the hearts of lonely elderly people and households in particularly difficult situations. It helps reduce their burden in life. At the same time, the military-civilian sentiment is cultivated from practical actions, consolidating and promoting the movement "All people protect the border".
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