Potential donors have asked us the cost of items we routinely assist our families in obtaining so they can know how much is needed for certain items – here are our donor guidelines – please donate any amount you desire – every gift is appreciated and valued.
$30 provides a child with good nutrition for a month, including meat, yogurt, vegetables, fruit, and rice.
$50 buys baby chicks to grow into a flock. The chickens will supplement a family’s diet with eggs and occasionally meat, and the family can have a source of income selling the eggs.
$50 pays a month’s rent for a homeless family in Hanoi. Our staff goes with the family to identify a place for them to live in Hanoi. FIV then pays the landlord directly each month until the family is on their feet again. Examples of when this is needed: parent gets out of prison and needs a place to live, family gets kicked out of one-room apartment for not paying the rent and is now out sleeping on the streets, and so on.
$55 purchases a bicycle for a child to get to school or for a parent to get to work.
$5 purchases “All About My Body,” a book written in Vietnamese for a teen girl, in order to help her make good choices as she enters a very confusing world where tradition collides with modern sexual pressures.
$20 provides a 4-month supply of pre-natal vitamins, in order to reduce the risk of low birth weight and encourage healthy fetal development.
$50 will treat several STDs for a girl who has been caught up in difficult and unhealthy situations. Non-residents living in Hanoi are not eligible for free or reduced-cost ob-gyn treatment. This is one of the difficulties of being a rural-urban migrant.
$30 buys a 3-month supply of birth control pills for a mother so that she can choose the number of children she will bear.
$360 pays a child’s school fees, uniforms, books, school supplies, and school lunch for a year.
As life around the world is the same, FIV families have emergencies arise as well – these have included stitches for a child’s bad fall, surgeries, a bus trip to attend a parent’s funeral in the countryside, and so on. Non-specified donations go to help us pay for these costs. Any balance that needs to be covered in emergency situations are donated personally by Board Members.