The fourth bridge being built in partnership with Sahaya Vietnam is in Kien Giang, Tan Hoa. It connects the province Xa Tan Hiep B and Xa Tan Hiep A. The dimensions will be 20 meters by 2 meters. Thanks to our generous donors, Hau and Lyn Lee, the bridge is fully funded!
New Bridge Completed
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We help nonprofits develop the disciplines of transparency, both for their long-term benefit and for the sake of the donors.
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This poem was written by Dr. Chung Truong of Sahaya Vietnam,
in dedication of Transparent Fish Fund's wonderful act of kindness and generosity.
We've helped college students in Vietnam get the education they need to succeed in life and fulfill their dreams. During the New Year holiday, they took the opportunity to express their gratitude for our support. Here's what they're saying:
A new and improved architectural model creates houses that are more durable and also stay cooler.
When we first started partnering with Sahaya Vietnam in 2013, we sponsored standard houses like the one on the left, which cost $1000 to build. Of course this was a major improvement for the impoverished families who used to live in makeshift shelters.
In 2015 Sahaya developed a new model for building even better houses. They will be made of brick, which is sturdy enough to last at least 40 years. The brick will keep the family cooler during the summer. This new model costs $2200.
Dr. and Mrs. Chang's donation of $10,500 is fully funding a new bridge for a small village in Vietnam. The village is in the Kien Giang province, Huyen Tan Hiep B district. Follow the progress as the new bridge is being built.
The Old Bridge
The old bridge was built in 1998, about 17 years ago. It is a high traffic bridge that many students and village people travel across each day. Most of the students in the village use this bridge to get to school, and villagers use this bridge to get to the market.
The old bridge is deteriorating and needs to be replaced. There are a few problems with it. It is very narrow and can only fit one person at a time. It is also very steep at the end and has a sharp 90 degree turn.
The Chao Foundation and Transparent Fish Fund grant to Sahaya Vietnam is enabling them to build six new houses. Here are a few examples of the sturdy new homes.
Huỳnh Văn Tâm Family: Before & After
The Build a Bridge project provides safer, sturdier bridges for villages in Vietnam. The $6,000 donation from Grandma Chu's Love Fund enabled the original "Monkey Bridge" to be rebuilt in 2015.
The Original Monkey Bridge
The “monkey bridge” in Thanh Truc village is extremely fragile. The bridge is very difficult and dangerous for the villagers to cross, especially for the young children and senior citizens. The children have no choice though except to cross the bridge to get to their village school on the other side of the river.
April 28th 2014, SAN JOSE, CA -- Congratulations to Sahaya International for a successful charity art show held last Friday at San Jose Evergreen Community Center. Our Executive Director Nancy Nguyen was there to present our partnering organization with a $20,000 sponsorship from Chao Foundation and Transparent Fish Fund. This grant contributed to the construction of a bridge and 17 homes in rural Vietnam. The Charity Art Show featured work from a number of local artists, and even a few pieces from children. All artwork was donated and proceeds from this event went towards providing scholarships for students who cannot afford schooling in Vietnam.
Sahaya International is a US 501(c)3 organization that helps relieve poverty in rural Vietnam by providing adequate homes and scholarships for impoverished families, specifically in the province of Kien Giang, that is located in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. In 2013, Sahaya International in collaboration with Transparent Fish Fund has reached a milestone of a total of 65 homes built for struggling families.
To raise awareness and funding for Sahaya International's efforts providing impoverished students in Vietnam with scholarships.
Sunday April 27th 2014
2pm to 6pm
Evergreen Community Center
4860 San Felipe Rd
San Jose Ca 95135
(difficult with GPS maps navigation)
Art Show Artists:
Ian Christopher Wing
and many others.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/447170395418058/
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