Local kind-hearted people offer helping to the poor amid coronavirus isolation

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
April 04, 2020, 13:28 [GMT+7]

In a time of distancing due to coronavirus for 15 days starting from 1 April following Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's mandate in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, some kind-hearted people in Da Nang are offering to lend a helping hand to those in need. They are giving essential items and free meals to the poor and the low-income earners.

Women in Hoa Khuong Dong Village giving free breakfast meals to villagers, including …
Women in Hoa Khuong Dong Village giving free breakfast to villagers
... elderly and sick people.
Among the recipients are the elderly and sick people.

Over the past 3 days, members of the Women's Union chapter in Hoa Khuong Dong Village, Hoa Nhon Commune, Hoa Vang District, have offered free breakfast with menu changing daily to villagers, especially the poor, the elderly, and sick people.

Ms Nguyen Thi Kim Mai, Head of the Hoa Khuong Dong Village, said breakfast value for 15,000 VND per person, are offered to between 100 and 150 villagers every day. She remarked that she has made fundraising appeals from generous donors and rich families in the village to implement the free breakfast programme for the needy.

“We are offering free breakfast to those in need to help them save a little money to pay for their living expenses”. Ms Mai emphasised.

Ms Nguyen Thi Xuan Huong and a notice board outside her boarding house announcing free instant noodles for renters
Ms Nguyen Thi Xuan Huong offering instant noodles for her tenants.

55-year-old Nguyen Thi Xuan Huong, a landlord owning a rental property in Thanh Khe District’s Thac Gian Ward, has reduced rental fees for her tenants who are unveristy students and low-income earners, and offered instant noodles and dried food to them.

Dao Xuan Vinh presenting a gift to a low-income earner
Dao Van Vinh presenting essential food items to a low-income earner

Over recent days, Dao Van Vinh, 28, from Hai Chau District and some generous donors have given dozens of gifts, worth 220,000 VND each, to the poor and low-paid workers. Each gift consists of instant noodles, rice, chicken eggs, fish sauce, sugar and other items.

“The poor and the low-paid workers are the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic. They need food for themselves and their families so I am trying to lend a helping hand to them”, Vinh said.

By LAM PHUONG - Translated by MAI DUNG