They were sponsored
Every year, Mekong Plus helps children and their families to improve their living conditions.
From school scholarships to microcredits, it’s thanks to the generosity of our sponsors that we’ve been able to help so many people. Find out below what has become of the people we’ve been able to help!
After receiving a scholarship to continue her studies, Mansa just graduated this month and has already landed a job in just 6 days. Many thanks to Alain and Mekong Plus for their support.
Oanh received a microcredit and a loan to fertilize her vegetable garden, and repaid the high-interest loan from the unscrupulous lender with whom she had done business (paid debt of 10 million VND – +/- €400). The family’s income has improved thanks to the sale of vegetables (around $1/person/day), and they no longer worry about high monthly interest payments. Her two sons at school have obtained scholarships in the 2021-2022 school year to cover their school fees, textbooks and notebooks.
Vanndet is now 15 years old and in 9th grade. He is a good student who was 3rd in his class in August 2022. He obtained support from his sponsor, for one year, to pay Internet fees for his online studies and take new courses. The sponsorship also enabled his mother to get a loan to buy a smartphone for him. So, he’s happy with this support and really enjoys studying on his own at home. In addition to this, Vanndet has created a group of friends and with the teacher to learn online, share knowledge and exercises through social media.
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In February, Thinh returned to classes at Phan Thiet University after a long period of e-learning due to COVID-19. He was housed in the school dormitory to save travel costs. He completed the final exams and passed his year – congratulations! Thanks to the support of his sponsor and Thien Chi, Thinh was able to cover his school fees. Once again, many thanks for your kindness!
In January, Nhung went back to school. She finished her high school exams in July. With her mother suffering from heart disease, the family income depends on her father’s daily work. It’s unstable and they’ve encountered a lot of difficulties.
Thanks to her sponsor who offered her a monthly bursary, she has covered a good part of the significant costs of her final year of high school.
We will continue to support the family with scholarships for her younger siblings in the coming school year.