NGO testimonies

The support of the Bel Foundation made it possible to replicate in Vietnam our Homestead Food Production. This is one of our flagship programs to combat malnutrition, with co-funding from Irish Aid and Buddhist Global Relief.After a successful pilot program from 2013 to 2016 in the Son La region, with renewed financing, we were able to expand in 2017 into the provinces of Hoa Binh and Lai Chau. These provinces located in the mountainous regions of the north of the country are particularly vulnerable. They are largely populated by ethnic minorities, where rates of anaemia and vitamin A deficiency are well above the national average.The Bel Foundation’s focus on school canteens programs also enabled us to introduce Improved Homestead Food Production in schools in these provinces.

Alix de Nicolay – General Manager of Helen Keller International