Children Support Association - Hội Yểm Trợ Trẻ Em Việt Nam
Children of Vietnam Support Association--COVSA
Vietnam, a country of 86 million, is desperately poor. The per capita income in 2008 was $1,024, and 21 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line (US $1.25 per day).
Children under age 5 have a mortality rate of 19 per 1000 live births (compared with 7.6 for the USA). Thousands of children live in orphanages. A number of charitable and relief organizations are at work in Vietnam, but still much remains to be done to alleviate suffering.
Areas needing attention are nutrition, basic health, fresh (safe) water, aid to handicapped, school tuition for children, and support of poor families. COVSA has initiatives in all of these areas, and all tax-deductible contributions go to support existing programs.
COVSA does not have paid staff, and Members of the Board visit Vietnam at their own expense to evaluate needs of orphans and poor families; thus, your tax-deductible donations go almost entirely to needy children.
The Children Support Association (COVSA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization established in 2001 to provide humanitarian assistance in the areas of health, nutrition, housing, and education to needy children in Vietnam.
COVSA believes that the children of today, particularly those who are orphans or who have been abandoned, need extra help to grow and to become productive members in Vietnamese society.
COVSA's projects include:
Mai Am Anh Dao Orphanage, Khanh Hoa Kontum Schools and Orphanages
Care Orphan Institute, Hue Thanh Son House of Mercy, Khanh Hoa
Ky Quang II Orphanage, HCMC 54 Poor Families with handicapped children in Quang Tri
Over 100 Poor Families in Ben Tre
Please help us in this important work on behalf of children in Vietnam through a tax-deductible donation. Send a check to COVSA, P. O. Box 24273, Greenville, SC 29616 or click on the Donate button below. Thank you