Lam Dong – Binh Phuoc – Tay Ninh Province

Tony Ly

April 21, 2022

1. Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province, December 3, 2019

Visiting and giving gifts to disabled and blind people living in Da Lat City. They live mainly by selling lottery tickets, busking, or selling handicrafts which they have handcrafted themselves.

Although these people are disabled without limbs or are blind in both eyes, they have a very kind heart. Though they were crying, they were happy to receive gifts from TMT FOUNDATION.

2. Binh Minh Town- Bu Dang District Binh Phuoc Province, March 13, 2019

A very meaningful trip. There were old and weak people who did their best to come and claim their gifts. It was evident they need them badly. As a poor commune who lives mainly on agriculture that got affected by bad weather conditions, it was clear that they are struggling to make ends meet.

3. Tan Thanh Town, Tan Chau District, Tay Ninh Province, March 24, 2019

Seeing the TMT FOUNDATION’s car, both children and adults sitting in small shacks hurriedly ran to the gathering place to line up and get their gifts. Our help came in good timing.

Ta Do village is also known as the “Viet Kieu” village that Tay Ninh people call. They have lived in Cambodia for many years. They live on the river and cannot afford to buy a fixed piece of land. They are only temporary residents in Cambodia who works like a tourist fisherman. They are not entitled to social security benefits, nor are they protected by the government. With the name of overseas Vietnamese, when they return, they have no identity papers, no money, no property, no land or house. The people here have a very pitiful situation living only in makeshift shacks. They mainly do the job of casting nets to live a precarious life during the water season. Undocumented and poor, most of their children can’t go to school and have to sell lottery tickets for a living!