Human Services

VIETNAM PROJECT

  • Santa Fe, NM
  • www.vietnamproject.org

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life for poor, disadvantaged, and disabled people in Vietnam.

Main Programs

  1. Heart surgery for children
  2. Education
  3. Business start-up
  4. Houses
  5. Food
  6. Clean water
  7. Infrastructure

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Vietnam.

Most of our work is done in Ben Tre Province in the northern part of the Mekong Delta.

We occasionally do work in Hue in the central province of Thua Thien Hue.

We provide heart surgery for children throughout the country.

ruling year

2001

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Raphiel Benjamin MD

Vice President since 1999

Self-reported

Marv Freedman

Keywords

Self-reported

vietnam, houses, education, heart surgery. rural development, clean water, infrastructure

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EIN

85-0466371

 Number

0436555032

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In 2010-2011 we paid for heart surgery for two children, built six houses, provided school supplies for 1,793 students in 11 towns, gave school clothes to 312 students, arranged for university scholarships for three students, gave cows to four families, gave coir spinning machines and 70 kilos of coir to 178 people, gave rice to 564 people and gave $3,000 to the Thua-Thien Hue Association for the Blind to improve one of their rural facilities.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Heart surgery for children

Pay for heart surgery for children whose families cannot afford it.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$7,000

Program 2

Education

Provide school supplies and clothes to pre-school through high school students. 

Provide university scholarships.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Young Adults (20-25 years)

Budget

$6,000

Program 3

Business start-up

Help families get started in income producing activities.  Give people coir spinninchines. 

This program currently under revision. Details will be on our web site update July 2017.

www.vietnamproject.org

Category

Community, Business & Industry

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 4

Houses

Build houses for families that do not have adequate shelter.

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$13,000

Program 5

Food

Buy rice for people who do not have enough to eat, or who have enough to eat but no money for other necessities of life.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$7,000

Program 6

Clean water

Provide storage containers for rain water.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$5,000

Program 7

Infrastructure

Build and improve village trails, roads and bridges.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$7,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Vietnam.

Most of our work is done in Ben Tre Province in the northern part of the Mekong Delta.

We occasionally do work in Hue in the central province of Thua Thien Hue.

We provide heart surgery for children throughout the country.

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VIETNAM PROJECT

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Raphiel Benjamin MD

Vice President

Marv Freedman

BIO

Raphiel is a retired radiologist living in Santa Fe, NM. Raphiel served in Vietnam as a Battalion Surgeon with the 101st Airborne Division, 1965-1966.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Vietnam Project, founded in December 1999 by Marv Freedman and Janie Oakes, became a 501(c)(3) publicly supported, tax exempt charity in May 2001.

The Vietnam Project is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to improve the quality of life for poor, disadvantaged, and disabled people in Vietnam.

All recipients are personally evaluated and all funds are distributed by two members of our Board who travel to Vietnam each year at no expense to the Vietnam Project.

There are no third parties or intermediaries. All Board members are volunteers. We have no rent, utilities, employees, or travel expenses. We have no political or religious agenda.
"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Marv Freedman

No affiliation

Term: Sept 1999 - Dec 2018

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