The projects take place in Hau Giang province, located in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam. One of the key transportation around this area is by boat. To cross a river, people use the “Monkey Bridge”, which is made from bamboo poles or logs. This type of bridge is very narrow, unsafe, and fragile. It poses a threat to children who sometimes fall of and injure themselves.
Our goal is to replace the unsafe bamboo bridges with new sturdy concrete. In order to do this we are collaborating with a local non-profit organization called Anh Duong Community Development & Support Center. Our fundraising will help contributing to 1/3 of the total costs of the bridge. The remaining 2/3 will be fundraised by local authority and villagers. For extremely low income families, who can’t financially contribute to the project, they will contribute their time to help building the bridge.