Viet Nam

Why World Vision is in Viet Nam


Viet Nam continues to establish itself as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, yet many people still lack clean drinking water. The country was faced with several challenges in 2019, including eight tropical storms and four tropical depressions, and a disease that resulted in the loss of 9% of the country’s pork. Many people in Viet Nam are malnourished, and human trafficking remains a danger. The human trafficking crisis made headlines in 2019 after 39 Vietnamese immigrants were found dead in a refrigerated truck in the United Kingdom. Many Vietnamese children die each year in similar attempts to find better opportunities abroad. Thanks to the generosity of donors, 639 malnourished children reached healthier weight levels in 2019. Twice as many Vietnamese children were reached with nutrition and child protection programs than the year before, and over 20,000 children were trained in life skills and self-advocacy. World Vision Viet Nam strengthened its relationship with the Vietnamese government, partnering closely with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry of Education to campaign against violence toward children.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Viet Nam

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Children were empowered to make their communities safer for kids by presenting their recommendations to local leaders. Also, nearly 200 children used their voices to advocate for child safety.
  • Parents learned positive parenting skills and how to create safer environments for their children at home and in the community.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Farmers learned new techniques to increase the quality and the quantity of their harvests. Now, parents are able to produce and sell more food to support their families.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Youth are better prepared to earn a steady income after they received vocational training. They learned about career opportunities and how to start a small business.
  • Children are able to improve their literacy skills through special reading spaces in schools and access to more books.

Prayer Requests from Viet Nam

World Vision's staff in Viet Nam are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For safety from the spread of disease.

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  • For the government to enact wise agricultural planning and trade policy.

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  • For adults in Viet Nam to make the country a safe place for children.

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News from Viet Nam

From the Field

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