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Pest Control Project
Dental Checkups and Treatments Project
Living Condition Improvement Project
Bags for Life Livelihood Project
Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation Project

Pest Control Project

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Vietnam

Location: Seven orphanages in Vietnam

Beneficiaries: 558 children who live in the orphanages

Background: Rainy season will soon arrive in Vietnam, bringing with it swarms of mosquitos and a rapid rise in mosquito-borne illnesses. The disadvantaged children who call these orphanages their home will be at heightened risk of acquiring serious illnesses such as dysentery, hepatitis, stomach parasites, dengue fever, and malaria during this time.

In the past, some of the children have experienced food poisoning and gastro-intestinal infections caused by mosquitoes and flies laying eggs on food. They have had their books and clothes gnawed by cockroaches. They have had fevers and pain from poisonous beetle bites. They have suffered from malaria and dengue fever transmitted through mosquito bites. These children came to the orphanages already suffering due to abandonment, becoming orphaned, being born with a disability, and/or having HIV. It’s a worthy goal to help them avoid more hardship through disease prevention.

Specific Objectives

  • Protect the children and community from the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses

  • Manage and eliminate the presence of harmful insects in the orphanages

  • Establish cleaner environments in the orphanage for the children

  • Raise awareness by the children and their community of preventive health measures

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Dental Checkups and Treatments Project

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Vietnam

Location: Seven orphanages in Vietnam – Tay Dang Orphanage, Birla Orphanage, Center No.3, Center No. 2, Thuy An Orphanage, Dong Da Orphanage, Ha Nam Orphanage

Beneficiaries: 558 children who are residents of the orphanages

Background: Health care workers report that 90% of children living in Vietnamese orphanages have oral health problems.  Oral health is directly linked to general health and affects quality of life and physical appearance.

The seven orphanages that Pearl S. Buck Vietnam helps to support are unable to provide dental check-ups for the children who live there. Because of meager government funding, a dental checkup is considered a luxury.  As a result, the children who call the orphanages their home cannot experience adequate oral/dental health and do not know how to properly take care of their teeth to avoid future dental decay and infection.

Specific Objectives

  • To treat the children’s current dental problems

  • To teach the children about oral hygiene

  • To provide the children with toothbrushes and toothpaste

  • To improve the children’s smiles and confidence

  • To improve the children’s overall dental and oral health

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Bags for Life Livelihood Project

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Philippines

Location: Pabahy 2000 (Bulacan Resettlement Area), San Jose Del Monte, Philippines

Beneficiaries: 50 mothers sponsored by the Pearl S. Buck Foundation-Philippines

Background: The residents in this area were displaced from their former city after its demolition. The Pearl S. Buck Foundation-Philippines sponsors 150 of these displaced families in need.

“Bags for Life” is a livelihood skills training program on paper bag weaving with the objective of disseminating the knowledge and skills needed to produce purses, wastebaskets, and other useful items made from old newspapers which will then be sold at market for supplemental income.

Specific Objectives

  • To enable the mothers to earn supplemental income which they will use to help meet the basic needs of their families, especially the education of their children

  • To provide skills training for the 50 sponsored mothers

  • To transfer the skills among other mothers in the community

  • To encourage the neighborhood to recycle materials

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Living Condition Improvement Project

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Vietnam

Location: The Ha Nam Orphanage in Ha Nam Province and the Dong Da Friendship Orphanage in Hanoi

Beneficiaries: 102 children who are residents of the orphanages

Background: The summer in Vietnam is coming in a few months, bringing with it average temperatures of 102 to 108 degrees and frequent power outages. For the children living in two of the orphanages (which we help to support through our child sponsorship program) this means they are often left without relief. When the power goes out, they don’t have water to shower, electricity to study, or fans to make the heat bearable. In the past, even when the electricity worked, a lack of fans has meant that in the extreme heat some children suffered from dehydration, hyperthermia, heat stress, exhaustion, and fainting.

Some of the children in these orphanages are disabled, some have HIV … and all of them are disadvantaged. The administration and staff of the orphanage do all that they can to provide a safe, nurturing, and healthy home for the children but with extremely limited financial support from the government, their resources are often stretched thin.

This project would enable the purchase of two generators (which would provide back-up electricity when the power goes out) and 20 electric fans to provide relief from the extreme heat.

Specific Objectives

  • To provide the children with sufficient water and electricity for daily living when there are power outages

  • To provide cooler air during the summer months to help the children sleep better

  • To protect life and property from the consequences of frequent power disruptions

  • To improve children’s studies which are otherwise disrupted during power outages

  • To prevent health-related illnesses and conditions in the children such as heat stroke during the high temperatures

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Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation Project

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Thailand

Location: Nong Laung Village, Mae Ramard, Thailand

Beneficiaries: 90 children and 523 villagers of the Karen Hill Tribe

Background: The Karen Hill Tribe in this village suffer when water supplies dry up from March until June every year. During this period, the only sources of water (two hand-dug wells) are insufficient. This leaves the children and adults with no options other than to drink and use dirty water which results in chronic disease and infection. The families have many children, are very poor and live in small wooden houses. There are no public resources to help alleviate the situation.

Specific Objectives

  • To enable year-round access to clean water for the children and adults of the Karen Hill Tribe

  • To reduce the number of diseases and infections from waterborne pathogens among the children and adults

  • To reduce the wait time for gathering water, which currently averages two hours

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