World Vision Contributes to Socio-Economic Development in Dien Bien

The World Vision Vietnam (WVV) and the Dien Bien province People‚Äôs Committee have agreed on principles in carrying out programs and projects funded by the WVV in the northern mountainous locality from 2017-2022. The cooperation agreement, inked by the two sides in Dien Bien Phu city on September 28, covers programs in Dien Bien Dong, Muong Cha, Tua Chua and Tuan Giao districts, and projects to help the poor develop production and end violence against children.  These projects cost an estimated US$7.3 million and run from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2022. Over the past time, the WVV-financed programs and projects have significantly contributed to spurring local economic development, improving living standards of locals, tackling social problems and removing difficulties facing local people, especially minority children. World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Since its inception in Vietnam in 1988, the WVV has rolled out a total of 39 programs in 14 cities and provinces, benefiting about 3 million children each year. (english.vov.vn Sept 29)