Binh Phuoc outreach clinic 4/10/14

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A pivotal program of VinaCapital Foundation is the outreach clinics. The outreach clinic provides the behind the scenes work for Heartbeat Vietnam.  These clinics go out to rural provinces to find children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease. This past weekend, a bus full of 4 VCF employees and 8 doctors and nurses headed out for […]

Ethnic Minority Girls on the Road to True Empowerment

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“My relationship with my step-Dad has improved a great deal ever since I was named a scholarship awardee,” said a beneficiary of A Brighter Path – a seven-year, high-school-through-college scholarship program for ethnic minority girls in Vietnam. Impact beyond expectations Initiated in 2010 by the Hanoi-based Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund and VinaCapital Foundation (VCF), […]

Children from Mekong Delta Receive Three Life-Saving Procedures

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Three children from southwest Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have spent this past month at the University Medical Center in Ho Chi Minh City receiving three heart procedures after VinaCapital Foundation granted the funds for their cases. During a visit by VCF staff in late May, broadcasted on the city’s news channel HTV, the families of the children settled in […]

Prepping for Fifth Annual “Scar of Life”

It’s a bustling afternoon at the VinaCapital Foundation (VCF) where staff members prepare seating charts, volunteers move up and down the office armed with chunks of poster board, and special deliveries are made bearing glistening paintings among other luxuries. Today marks the eve of the fifth annual “Scar of Life,” a fundraiser led by Heartbeat […]

When Both Are Chronic: Disease and Poverty

Huy and Mom

Even after two surgeries in 2013, Phan Ba Huy can hardly be called a former patient of cardiac disease. Now suffering from Aortic Insufficiency, two-year-old Huy worries his parents “just as much as when he was born a tiny 2.4 kg baby,” said his mother—a native of Nghe An Province. “There is hope!” Such was […]